Pentagon Review of Fort Hood Should Be Complete By First of Year

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says its review of personnel,
health and other policies in light of the Fort Hood massacre will
be completed by January 15th.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the review last week,
and named two former senior Pentagon officials to head it. Gates
was meeting with those officials on Monday, and the review team was
expected to soon visit the Fort Hood Army base.

The Pentagon says the review will look at whether there are
weaknesses in Defense Department policies that could leave other
soldiers vulnerable. The review also will look at how the Army
handled the case of accused shooter Nidal Hasan, who is accused of
opening fire on fellow soldiers and killing 13 people at the Texas
base.


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