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Soldiers observe a moment of silence for those killed in last Thursday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009. (AP)
Soldiers observe a moment of silence for those killed in last Thursday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009. (AP)

Flags at half mast across the country. Thirteen dead, many more wounded — shot in cold blood at the Army's Fort Hood in Central Texas on Thursday.
The alleged gunman — a military psychiatrist, an American Muslim, one of the Army’s own — faced deployment to a war he opposed.
The Army's Chief of Staff calls it a “kick in the gut” — and warns of backlash against Muslim-American troops. Unanswered questions abound — about the shooter, the warning signs, mental health in the ranks, an Army stretched thin.
This hour, On Point: The tragedy at Fort Hood.
You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

Joining us from Austin, Texas, is Peter Sanders, reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He's been reporting from Fort Hood.

Joining us from Washington is Ann Scott Tyson, military and pentagon correspondent for The Washington Post.

Also from Washington is Daniel Zwerdling, national correspondent for NPR.

And we're joined by Reihan Salam, a fellow at the New America Foundation. His commentary on the Fort Hood shootings, “The Collateral Damage to Muslims," appeared at The Daily Beast.

This program aired on November 9, 2009.

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