“There is no formal guidance standardizing how to share [force protection] threat information across the services or combatant commands,” the report said.
The report also called for better screening of troops before and after they deploy on missions “to include behavioral indicators that a person may commit violent acts or become radicalized.”
Additionally, the report called for the Pentagon to set policy for the military to regulate privately owned weapons on military bases.
The report said the response to the attack was good and that prior training had helped save lives.
“In an active shooter scenario, the response is action, not cordon,” the report said.
Military police also are now permitted to use hollow-point ammunition to reduce the risk of injury to bystanders.
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Bill Gertz is a national security columnist for The Washington Times and senior editor at The Washington Free Beacon (www.freebeacon.com). He has been with The Times since 1985.
He is the author of six books, four of them national best-sellers. His latest book, “The Failure Factory,” on government bureaucracy and national security, was published in September 2008.
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