Findings of the Department of Defense Independent Review Relating to Fort Hood, Hearing Before the Full Committee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, January 20, 2010 [open pdf - 594KB]
From the opening statement of Ike Skelton: "On November 5, 2009, a gunman opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood, Texas. In line at the center were soldiers preparing for deployment to combat zones overseas by completing last-minute administrative tasks. Thirteen people were killed and 43 were wounded on the U.S. Army base on United States soil. The alleged gunman, Army Major Nidal Hasan is an active duty Army psychiatrist. As of today, he has been charged under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice with 13 counts of premeditated murder and Article 80 of attempted premeditated murder. I am troubled by the fact that it would appear that some of the circumstances that led to the shooting were the result of military officers not following existing policies and procedures. Specifically there are numerous stories in the press, NPR, AP, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and others, that the alleged shooter's raters and senior raters failed to document negative information in his official record. We have questions." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Howard P. McKeon, Vern Clark, and Togo West.
H.A.S.C. No. 111-115; House Armed Services Committee No. 111-115
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