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Pentagon Issues Final Fort Hood Review
KWTX ^ | Aug. 20, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 08/20/2010 1:14:25 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

The Department of Defense Friday released its final review of recommendations from an independent report ordered in the wake of the deadly Nov. 5, 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded.

Read The Final Fort Hood Review [at link]

The independent report was released in January and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said then it "raises serious questions" about the military's ability to cope with security threats within its ranks.

Read The Full Report [at link]

The Pentagon said Friday it will place a priority on implanting recommendations that will strengthen policies and procedures in a number of areas including the education of commanders about the symptoms of potential workplace violence and ensuring them access to appropriate information in personnel files throughout a service member’s career; improvement of information-sharing with partner agencies and among different installations; expansion of the emergency response capabilities of installations, and hiring additional health care providres, especially in the mental health field.

“The tragic shooting of military personnel at Fort Hood in November 2009 underscored the need for the DoD to review its approach to force protection and to broaden its force protection policies, programs, and procedures to go beyond their traditional focus on hostile external threats,” the Pentagon said Friday.

“The follow-on review final report recommends concrete actions across a range of issues that all contribute to the safety and health of our military forces.”

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood psychiatrist charged in the deadly shooting, remains in custody in Bell County, awaiting an Article 32 hearing—the equivalent of a civilian grand jury review—that will determine whether he stands trial.

He’s charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and could receive the death penalty if convicted.

(Excerpt) Read more at kwtx.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: barryofthebungle; enemywithin; fallenheroes; forthood; hatecrime; islam; islamism; itistreason; jihad; military; murdercult; nationalsecurityfail; nidalhasan; nohatecrime; soa; suddenjihadsyndrome; treason; tryhim4treason
Let's see how many ways they can avoid saying "jihad" or "islamist terror" or worst act of terror on American soil since September 11, 2001.
1 posted on 08/20/2010 1:14:27 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

I’m suprised Bush wan’t blamed


2 posted on 08/20/2010 1:15:25 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: La Enchiladita

Will they build a mosque there?


3 posted on 08/20/2010 1:16:11 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: La Enchiladita

They also avoid saying “political correctness”.


4 posted on 08/20/2010 1:16:13 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Good thing the MILITARY wasn’t armed. I mean, people could get shot...wait...


5 posted on 08/20/2010 1:23:30 PM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: La Enchiladita

no mention of a radical muzzie advocating jihad ???


6 posted on 08/20/2010 1:26:05 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: La Enchiladita
... and hiring additional health care providres ....

The guy was a mental health-care provider!

7 posted on 08/20/2010 1:26:32 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: La Enchiladita

“the need for the DoD to review its approach to force protection and to broaden its force protection policies”

Oh, I know...they’re going to let us all carry weapons! NOT. Effin’ idiots - if one or two people in the room had been carrying, there’s an excellent chance that casualties would have been WAAAY lower.

Don’t know if my dander can get much higher on this issue...

Colonel, USAFR


8 posted on 08/20/2010 1:28:02 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Ping FRiend.


9 posted on 08/20/2010 1:29:05 PM PDT by 444Flyer (We are the end of the line.)
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To: Gilbo_3

I’m guessing they do not mention the m-word or the j-word or the t-word, etcetera. I anticipate mind-numbing bueaucracy.


10 posted on 08/20/2010 1:30:22 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (islam is as islam does: http://blockthemosque.com/)
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To: La Enchiladita; potlatch; ntnychik; FARS

11 posted on 08/20/2010 1:34:37 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: La Enchiladita

It must be part of the Friday dump.


12 posted on 08/20/2010 2:07:07 PM PDT by kabar
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To: barmag25
What do you bet the government will recommend that soldiers it's training to kill the enemy should be armed?

The very idea that people we trust to work in teams to kill the enemy with advanced weapons cannot be trusted to wear a sidearm on base is beyond me.

13 posted on 08/20/2010 2:12:17 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
... and hiring additional health care providres ....

The solution is to blow the defense budget on more jobs for worthless graduates of leftist social "science" programs.

Of course.

14 posted on 08/20/2010 2:14:15 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: La Enchiladita

“raises serious questions” about the military’s ability to cope with security threats within its ranks.

I’m pretty sure I drew this conclusion sometime prior to midnight on 5 Nov. 2009.
Could somebody send me a check for the amount they spent on this “investigation”?


15 posted on 08/20/2010 2:16:54 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: La Enchiladita
“The tragic shooting of military personnel at Fort Hood in November 2009 underscored the need for the DoD to review its approach to force protection and to broaden its force protection policies, programs, and procedures to go beyond their traditional focus on hostile external threats,” the Pentagon said Friday.

Here's an idea, how bout giving them guns. It's the military after all.

16 posted on 08/20/2010 2:24:04 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: La Enchiladita

“In conclusion the Army must engage in more minority outreach and find and promote more diverse officers. The Army must eliminate any bias towards Muslims in the ranks and must strive to acknowledge the contributions and achievements made by Islam and implement educational programs to achieve these objectives. It’s also desirable to attract and recruit students studying in the U.S. from Islamic countries into the officer corps so as to achieve said objectives.” I can just see some starry eyed diversity compliance officer writing such crap and the generals in the Pentagon reading this thinking this is brilliant let’s implement it!


17 posted on 08/20/2010 2:36:25 PM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: La Enchiladita
Well I just read the 80+ pages of the report.

There is no mention at all in the report that the killer was a practicing Muslim who was shouting “Allah Akbar” as he put bullets in the heads of Americans.

Anyone reading the report would have no inkling whatsoever this was a clear instance of a radicalized Islamic extremist murdering US military personnel. The truth is being erased in front of our eyes.

It beggars the imagination. Read it for yourself if you can stomach it. God help us all.

18 posted on 08/20/2010 2:51:12 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Gabrial

Second-hand PTSD is a killer. They need to have the Surgeon General post a report...... oh, top Pentagon Generals issued a report?; well, case closed.


19 posted on 08/20/2010 2:54:46 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (The buck, it seems, never gets to Obama; a surprise considering how many they print)
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To: unixfox
In reading the reports, it surprised me the military personnel did not have the same “active shooter” training the civilian police had. Once the civilian police were on the scene, the killer was put down in LESS THAN 90 SECONDS.
20 posted on 08/20/2010 3:07:18 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Gabrial

The spy books and such that i read would call that report ‘sanitized’.


21 posted on 08/20/2010 3:16:06 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: La Enchiladita

later...


22 posted on 08/20/2010 3:27:42 PM PDT by matthew fuller (2012: Bachman, Bolton, Brewer, Liz Cheney, Coburn, DeMint, Inhofe, Jindal, Palin and Pence.)
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To: La Enchiladita
...including the education of commanders about the symptoms of potential workplace violence...

Great. I see more retarded mandatory video classes in my near future.

23 posted on 08/20/2010 4:03:03 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: La Enchiladita

This report is just to cover their butts. They and everyone else knows this man was an Islamic terriorist.. He acted that out during his time in the service..but NO ONE took action so they would not look “politically incorrect “and jeopardize their military career and because of that Americans died.. this is an attempt to wash their hands and say we had no part in this.

They can write all the words they want to try to find other reasons for the murders..but Americans are not dumb..THEY GET IT ... and this just makes the military leadership and government look like the incompetent fools they are


24 posted on 08/20/2010 4:07:12 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Gabrial

So the report was politically correct.

SAD!


25 posted on 08/20/2010 5:17:30 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks La Enchiladita.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood psychiatrist charged in the deadly shooting, remains in custody in Bell County, awaiting an Article 32 hearing -- the equivalent of a civilian grand jury review -- that will determine whether he stands trial. He's charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and could receive the death penalty if convicted.

26 posted on 08/20/2010 6:01:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("The bad jazz a cat blows wails long after he's cut out." -- Lord Buckley)
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To: Carry_Okie

“What do you bet the government will recommend that soldiers it’s training to kill the enemy should be armed?”

Under 0...not a chance!


27 posted on 08/20/2010 6:22:23 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: La Enchiladita

“implanting recommendations”???

Is a new way to say kick some butt or just an illiterate copy editor?


28 posted on 08/20/2010 6:35:16 PM PDT by Valpal1 ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Gabrial
Read it for yourself if you can stomach it.

Thanks for reading it, as I cannot stomach it.

There is no mention at all in the report that the killer was a practicing Muslim who was shouting “Allah Akbar” as he put bullets in the heads of Americans.

Was there any mention of the fact that he had SOA (Soldier of Allah) on his business card?

30 posted on 08/20/2010 8:29:29 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded

There were 14 left dead! One of the victims was pregnant.

31 posted on 08/20/2010 8:31:31 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Just A Nobody

You’re absolutely correct.


32 posted on 08/20/2010 8:33:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: jagusafr
"Oh, I know...they’re going to let us all carry weapons! "

The report highlights as an action item, the need for DoD to review it's policy on personally owned weapons. The writing is on the wall - personal weapons on base will no longer be allowed.

Over 20 pages of action items, and not a single one mentions "Muslim, Islam, Jihadist", but the powers-that-be think it important enough to mention the personal weapons policy, and intimate that it's too lax. As usual, DC can't see the forest through the trees.

33 posted on 08/20/2010 8:37:09 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: La Enchiladita

34 posted on 08/20/2010 9:14:34 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Carry_Okie

“The very idea that people we trust to work in teams to kill the enemy with advanced weapons cannot be trusted to wear a sidearm on base is beyond me.”

It’s a Clinton era policy that should have been repealed under G.W. Bush. Maybe the next American President will address this.


35 posted on 08/21/2010 6:53:24 AM PDT by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Indeed..., and they call it ““The tragic shooting”

This was not a tragedy, as in a happenstance of misfortunes, it was plain freaking predictable murder.


36 posted on 08/21/2010 2:15:37 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: OldDeckHand

Yep, these people keep being treated with priviledges and kid gloves. Next time we will be priviledging them with freely nuking us and we will call it again a “surprize tragedy”.


37 posted on 08/21/2010 2:17:56 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Gabrial

Thanks for reading. It appears even the generals are afraid of having their pets given anti-freeze. We surrendered already when our print media were too afraid to publish the cartoons.


38 posted on 08/21/2010 3:56:42 PM PDT by bukkdems (Polygamy produces cannon fodder, overpopulation, inbreeding, poverty, pederasty and misogyny.)
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To: OldDeckHand

I’m beyond words on this, FRiend, I really am.
The Pentagon, the brass, they simply inhabit a different world than I do.
They’re trying to “play nice.” Muslims, islamists, jihadis et all DO NOT PLAY NICE.


39 posted on 08/21/2010 4:21:19 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (islam is as islam does: http://blockthemosque.com/)
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To: jagusafr

JAG-

You didn’t actually expect anything different out of our politicized, DoD bureaucracy did you? I certainly did not; this is exactly the type of weasel-worded, touchy-feely, whitewash job that was inevitable from this crowd!

May the Good Lord protect our troops from the incompetence of their own leadership in the upper ranks!

JC


40 posted on 08/21/2010 4:58:52 PM PDT by cracker45 (I don't believe in coincidences!)
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To: La Enchiladita
"....The Pentagon said Friday it will place a priority on implanting recommendations that will strengthen policies and procedures in a number of areas including the education of commanders about the symptoms of potential workplace violence......"

I'll make this real simple- how about not letting any muzzies into the ranks, period....? Even I can figure this one out.

41 posted on 08/21/2010 7:28:15 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: La Enchiladita

Here’s a crazy idea for commanders: when your troops report to you that there is a stark raving mad islamist in your ranks talking openly about jihad and the horrible injustice of US foreign policy, don’t blow it off and head for the officers’ club for a beer.


42 posted on 08/22/2010 9:03:44 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Just A Nobody
“Was there any mention of the fact that he had SOA (Soldier of Allah) on his business card?”

None whatsoever in the entire report.

43 posted on 08/23/2010 8:40:33 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Victor
I'll make this real simple- how about not letting any muzzies into the ranks country, period....? Even I can figure this one out.

There I fixed it for you. All moslems should be deported or executed (their choice) as islam is at war with the USA and always will be.

44 posted on 08/23/2010 3:40:35 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: jagusafr

If most of the soldiers on base had been wearing sidearms there probably never would have been an attack. Even a crackpot is not so likely to start firing if he knows his first shot may be his last. After all I don’t recall ever hearing of anyone attacking soldiers at the firing range during rifle practice, there must be a reason. Don’t think I have ever heard of anyone attacking a police firing range either.

Of course the real cause of this is the failure to take action to do something about an active duty officer who was obviously a nut case. Political correctness takes precedence over the safety of troops.


45 posted on 08/23/2010 7:29:59 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: jagusafr

A number of flag officers ought to have been told to retire. including Casey. What a loser this guy is.


46 posted on 08/23/2010 8:56:27 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

and hiring additional health care providres ....
The guy was a mental health-care provider!

Sometimes reality is just too unbelieveable.


47 posted on 08/24/2010 11:06:07 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: John O

All moslems should be deported or executed (their choice) as islam is at war with the USA and always will be.

Exactleee. They have been in this Country long enough to have already converted to Christianity. The fact that they haven’t proves that they are too hard core to trust. AMF


48 posted on 08/24/2010 11:11:01 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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