Skip to comments.Pentagon Issues Final Fort Hood Review
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 Hoods 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 members 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 hearingthe equivalent of a civilian grand jury reviewthat will determine whether he stands trial.
Hes charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and could receive the death penalty if convicted.
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I’m suprised Bush wan’t blamed
Will they build a mosque there?
They also avoid saying “political correctness”.
Good thing the MILITARY wasn’t armed. I mean, people could get shot...wait...
no mention of a radical muzzie advocating jihad ???
The guy was a mental health-care provider!
“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...
I’m guessing they do not mention the m-word or the j-word or the t-word, etcetera. I anticipate mind-numbing bueaucracy.
It must be part of the Friday dump.
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.
The solution is to blow the defense budget on more jobs for worthless graduates of leftist social "science" programs.
“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”?
Here's an idea, how bout giving them guns. It's the military after all.
“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!
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.
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.
The spy books and such that i read would call that report ‘sanitized’.
Great. I see more retarded mandatory video classes in my near future.
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
So the report was politically correct.
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.
“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!
Is a new way to say kick some butt or just an illiterate copy editor?
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?
There were 14 left dead! One of the victims was pregnant.
You’re absolutely correct.
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.
“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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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!
I'll make this real simple- how about not letting any muzzies into the ranks, period....? Even I can figure this one out.
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.
None whatsoever in the entire report.
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.
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.
A number of flag officers ought to have been told to retire. including Casey. What a loser this guy is.
and hiring additional health care providres ....
The guy was a mental health-care provider!
Sometimes reality is just too unbelieveable.
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