January 15, 2010 BBC World--US officers face investigation over Fort Hood suspect: Several US army officers should face an investigation into their f
January 16, 2010

January 15, 2010 BBC World--US officers face investigation over Fort Hood suspect:

Several US army officers should face an investigation into their failure to supervise the Fort Hood massacre suspect, an official report says.

Thirteen people died when psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan opened fire at the army base in Texas last November.

Unnamed officials earlier said up to eight officers would face action as his behaviour should have caused concern.

Defence secretary Robert Gates said army superiors must be "attuned to personnel who may pose a danger".

"Failure to do so, or kicking the problem to the next unit, may lead to damaging or even devastating consequences," he warned, after reading the Pentagon report on the incident.

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