FBI, Defense Department Ignored Signs Prior to Fort Hood Shooting, Report Finds
The Defense Department and FBI failed to act on signs that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was communicating with Anwar al-Awlaki and indications of his radical Muslim views, according to a report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released Feb. 3. The FBI failed to inform the DoD that Hasan had come to its attention prior to the November 2009 shooting at Fort Hood that killed 13 and injured 32. The report found the officers had sufficient evidence to discipline or discharge Hasan. The report recommends several remedies for what it calls "specific and systemic failures," the committee’s investigation revealed. “We will review each of the report’s recommendations and adopt them, as appropriate,” the FBI wrote in a statement.