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Obama Calls for Intel Investigation After Fort Hood Shooting

President Barack Obama has ordered a probe into how American intelligence agencies dealt with information they had about suspected gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan before the Nov. 5 shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

BBC:

“I directed an immediate inventory be conducted of all intelligence in US government files that existed prior to 6 November 2009, relevant to the tragic shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, especially anything having to do with the alleged shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, US Army,” Mr Obama said in a statement.

“Additionally, I directed an immediate review be initiated to determine how any such intelligence was handled, shared, and acted upon within individual departments and agencies and what intelligence was shared with others.

“This inventory and review shall be conducted in a manner that does not interfere with the ongoing criminal investigations of the Fort Hood shooting.”

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