Major Hasan update

(No pun intended.)

The Army said Monday it has appointed an investigating officer for an Article 32 hearing, which will determine if there is sufficient evidence to proceed with a court-martial for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who’s charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the deadly shooting rampage on Nov. 5 at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center. reports.

Note the article incorrectly reports an Article 32, UCMJ, investigation as the equivalent of a civilian grand jury.  It is not!  It is closer to a preliminary probable cause hearing that some states have as an option to the grand jury, for example in Virginia.  The 32 is way better than a grand jury.

Judge Pohl been appointed the IO, so we know it will be done right.