If lawyers were running the Hasan defense, I’d be able to talk about their likely defenses, the manner in which they would handle witnesses and victims, and the motions and objections they’d make in order to preserve issues on appeal. It would probably be illuminating to see how they package the defense for the panel (jury).
But, lawyers aren’t running the Hasan defense team. He is.
So, expect to witness a complete train wreck. This will be a case where the accused flails with his own theories, whether they are persuasive to the panel or not. Meanwhile, prosecutors and the military judge will endeavor to minimize the number of appellate issues.
From an educational standpoint, this case is of little value. On the other hand, if you are a huge fan of the Maury Povich Show, this case is made for you.