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In a bizarre attempt at manipulating legal terminology, accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan is asserting he was compelled to kill 13 fellow soliders and wound of another 32 in the 2009 attack at the Army base because deploying U.S. troops posed an imminent danger to Taliban fighters.

“A `defense of others’ strategy is not going to work when you’re at war and the `others’ are enemies of the U.S.,” said Jeff Addicott, director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. “And what makes it more egregious is that he targeted medical personnel whose primary purpose was to heal, not to kill.”

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