Daily outrage: Some eight officers ignored Fort Hood shooter’s red flags 

WHO: U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan

WHAT: A special investigation into the November Fort Hood massacre that left 13 people dead has found that as many as eight officers could be disciplined for failing to do anything regarding the Army psychiatrist’s erratic behavior and fixation on religion. Among the findings are that Hasan’s top-level security clearance wasn’t properly investigated and his professional failings included missed or failed exams and physical fitness requirements.

WHAT’S BEING DONE: The investigation panel, headed by a retired admiral and a former Army secretary, wants the military to be better prepared for intercepting similar internal security threats in the future. And any officers who didn’t use “appropriate judgment and standards” in responding to Hasan’s cues should be investigated immediately.

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