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Great News Thursday: Pentagon Says It Can’t Stop Another Maj. Nidal

A new Pentagon report into Major Nidal Hasan’s shooting rampage that killed 13 soldiers at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, concluded that the existing Department of Defense safeguards were “unclear” or “inadequate” to identify the threat, according to NBC News, who obtained a copy of the report Thursday.

The Department of Defense report detailed how the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force knew prior to the shooting that Hasan was communicating with an al Qaeda recruiter, but this information was not passed on to the Department of Defense. The report cited “inconsistent” coordination between the two agencies.

The report also concluded the Pentagon does not have a sufficient cyberspace monitoring program to alert authorities to potential threats.


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