Fort Hood incident report calls for sweeping changes in FBI’s approach
6 July 2012
Memorial service at Fort Hood // Source: army.mil
A report of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting will recommend eighteen specific changes which will make the FBI more likely to detect such insider threats earlier. The report, written by 88-year old William Webster, the former director of the FBI, will be on the desk of Robert Mueller, the current FBI director, next week. “The Final Report will exceed 150 single-spaced pages in length and include eighteen (18) formal recommendations for corrective and enhancing measures on matters ranging from FBI policies and operations to information systems infrastructure, review protocols and training” Webster wrote in a letter to Representative Frank Wolf (R-Virginia).
Webster said his team focused on the FBI and the agency’s more than a hundred Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs) and how they “handled and acted on counterterrorism intelligence before and after the shootings … and the FBI’s remedial measures in the aftermath of Fort Hood.”
Fox News reports that that the FBI was aware that Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, was in touch with Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical U.S.-born cleric who was killed by a CIA dron last August. The FBI was also aware of proclamations by Hassan that suicide bombing against Americans was justified. In fact, Hasan’s statements became a problem because his fellow students at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., were so alarmed by them, that some fled the classroom. (emphasis mine)...
There is much more, and it is a must read here.
As always, America: Pay attention!