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House Subcmte. Examines 2009 Attack at Fort Hood, Texas

Washington, DC
Friday, September 14, 2012

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management examines military base security and lessons learned from the 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas.

On November 5, 2009 a gunman killed 13 people and wounded 29 others on the base. Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan has been charged in the shooting.

The hearing looked at the breakdowns in various federal agencies that led to the attack at Fort Hood, as well as the U.S. Intelligence Community's ability to identify terrorist threats and share information in time to stop attacks before they occur.

"Accurate information was not shared between the Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies, which led to an incomplete picture and a less than robust investigation of someone who was, as his peers have referred to him, a ‘ticking time bomb,'" Subcommittee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said of the attack.

Witnesses included: Douglas Winter, deputy chairman and editor-in-chief, William Webster Commission; Irshad Manji, director, Moral Courage Project, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University; Michael Leiter, former director, National Counterterrorism Center; and Kshemendra Paul, program manager, Information Sharing Environment, Office of Director of National Intelligence.

Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012 at 12:02pm (ET)

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