Lawmakers and military officials extended condolences to those impacted by the recent shooting at Ft. Hood on Sunday and addressed factors that may have played a role in the attack.
“We have challenges that we have to address as a result of this incident,” said Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Brandon Kerns knew he was hurt the second he contested the pass. He felt like a dog—a big one—had latched on to the back of his leg. A hamstring. Not the type of injury a man can will himself through, but then, not every man has the chance to play starting cornerback for a Division I college football team. Kerns was putting in 30 to 40 hours per week lifting, practicing, rehabbing, and watching film. He spent as much time studying coverage as he did studying business and his goal was in reach. Except that hamstring.
A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA.
CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va.