Over at CAAFLog, Mike “No Man” Navarre was the first to inform me that, upon entering post-trial confinement at the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) at Ft. Leavenworth, MAJ Nidal Hasan was forcibly shaved. This is because the USDB strictly adheres to military customs, courtesies, and grooming standards. While Hasan claims he wears a beard for religious purposes, a process exists for obtaining exemptions to grooming standards, and it does not appear that Hasan followed the necessary steps to obtain such permission.
No Man does a fantastic job in quickly identifying military legal news, digesting it, and posting it to CAAFLog. However, in this case, he failed to go one step further in reporting the most important and salient news on Hasan’s hair situation. That is, he failed to report on this gem in the comments of the cited article.