nationalsecuritylaw “A Ticking Time Bomb: Counterterrorism Lessons from the U.S. Government’s Failure to Prevent the Fort Hood Attack” Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Feb. 3, 2011)

* "A Ticking Time Bomb: Counterterrorism Lessons from the U.S. Government’s Failure to Prevent the Fort Hood Attack" Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Feb. 3, 2011)

The Senate HSGA Committee has completed its investigation of the government’s handling of information relating to Major Nidal Hasan prior to the Fort Hood attack on November 5, 2009. The report was released today, and is available here. The report proceeds in three parts. Part I is background relating to the aims of the investigation and to the homegrown radicalization issue. Part II is a review of what the government knew prior to the attack and how that information was handled. Part III provides recommendations concerning DOD, FBI, and interagency practices. The key findings and recommendations are posted in an Annex at the end of the document.

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