‘String of failures’ cited in Fort Hood attack

Report: Warning signs unheeded

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The report says the FBI did not effectively use intelligence analysts who could have provided a different perspective given the evidence it had. It also says the FBI’s inquiry focused narrowly on whether Mr. Hasan was engaged in terrorist activity — as opposed to whether he was radicalizing to violent Islamist extremism and whether this radicalization might pose counterintelligence or other threats.

“This critical mistake may have been avoided if intelligence analysts were appropriately engaged in the inquiry,” the report says.

Mr. Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the shooting rampage. He remains in custody pending a recommendation next month on whether he should stand trial and face the death penalty.

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