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Among those likely to pay especially close attention are victims pressing the federal government to formally acknowledge the Fort Hood shootings as an act of terror, not workplace violence, and provide more benefits.

“We’re very interested to see whether and to what extent the government pursues Hasan’s jihadism,” said Reed Rubinstein, an attorney for the victims. “It would be welcome if the prosecutor would make very explicit the fact that this was a jihadist attack. This was terrorism.”

Rubinstein is much less interested in what Hasan has to say.

“He’s certainly said and done enough, thank you,” he said.

Associated Press writer Paul J. Weber contributed to this report. Follow Nomaan Merchant on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/nomaanmerchant.