Military law expert Geoffrey Corn, a professor at the South Texas College of Law, told me that if the military branded the Fort Hood shootings as terrorism, it could complicate the jury selection process and otherwise hinder the prosecution's efforts.
But Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, sees the shootings as terrorism "clearly." McCaul plans to reintroduce legislation to force the Pentagon and Obama administration to recognize the Fort Hood victims' combat status.
It is Rubinstein's hope that "one way or another," America does right by Munley, Manning and the rest. "Whether it's through Congress or the courts or the pressure of public opinion, this treatment, the way the government has given them the back of the hand, will not stand."