Failure to properly respond to Critical Investigative Information Disastrous

The Department of Defense (DOD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), allegedly had enough investigative information to have Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan discharged from the military before he killed 13 DOD employees and wounded 32 others in the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, according to a new bipartisan Senate report.

Both agencies knew of his violent Islamist extremism but did not act upon the information they had.  The DOD failed to take action against Hasan despite his extreme views. Hasan had been described as “a ticking time bomb.”

 

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