Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood   [open pdf - 12MB]

"On November 5, 2009 a gunman opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood, Texas. Thirteen people were killed and 43 others were wounded or injured. The initial response to the incident was prompt and effective." Following the shooting, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates established the Department of Defense Independent Review Related to Fort Hood" who's task was to "focus on the non-criminal aspect of the tragedy and [conduct] a thorough review of the alleged perpetrator's training and military records along with a quality review of the care he provided to patents during his career. The President directed a review of intelligence matters related to the Fort Hood shooting, the FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation] is conducting a review of its procedures, and a criminal investigation is underway. It was critical to maintain the integrity of these investigations." The report make comes to a number of conclusions and makes corresponding recommendations.

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Listed on January 27, 2010 [Critical Releases]