Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Military Installation Attacks

Military Installation Attacks ---

*Reference

CNN: History of attacks on U.S military installations
CNN: U.S. military recruiting center attacks
CNNJul 17, 2015 - Thursday's assault on a U.S. military recruiting center in Chattanooga, ...Opinion: History of attacks against U.S. military installations ...


*Timeline 

Chattanooga, 2015 Gunman Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez began his shooting rampage in Tennessee at a recruiting center in a Chattanooga strip mall.

2 injured, suspect sentenced 15 years September 17, 2013 Jeep Hits Roseville MN Army Recruiters, Drags One For Miles 52-year-old Enrico Darius Taylor of St. Paul ran over 2 Army recruiters in the Rosedale mall parking lot in his Jeep Cherokee just as they were reaching their front door was they were returning from lunch. Staff Sgt. Michael Stroud went over the hood, but Sgt. First Class Travis Torgerson's leg got caught in the undercarriage. Despite calls for help, Taylor continued to drive, dragging Torgenson for nearly one mile and suffering a broken leg before the SUV stopped. He pled guilty in November to assault and criminal vehicular operation, and in January 2014 was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.  Incident bears some similarity to the 1989 Little Rock, Arkansas recruiting station shooting but initial crash into recruiters was ruled an accident by police.

Washington, 2010 shootings Former Marine reservist Yonathan Melaku pleaded guilty to shooting at the Pentagon and other military-related buildings and to trying to desecrate graves at Arlington National Cemetery containing the remains of veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Fort Hood shooting The best-known case is, of course, Maj. Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people and wounded 32 others in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.

Little Rock Arkansas, 2009 Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, an American citizen and Muslim convert, was sentenced to life in prison for shooting two soldiers at a military recruiting center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Muhammad was angry at the U.S. military because of "what they had done to Muslims in the past," Little Rock homicide Detective Tommy Hudson has said.

Times Square, New York, 2008  A bomb exploded in front of a Times Square recruiting center in March of 2008. The blast went off around 3:45 a.m. There were no injuries. Surveillance footage showed someone riding a bicycle away from the scene shortly after the explosion.