Friday, November 13, 2009

Army Wasn't Told of Hasan's Emails

President Barack Obama walks past the helmets and rifles of slain soldiers on his way to address a memorial service Tuesday at Fort Hood, Texas. The traditional military tribute included hymns and a roll call with the names of the 13 men and women who died in last week's shooting rampage at the sprawling Army base.

Pentagon Says It Only Learned of Shooting Suspect's Contacts With Cleric After the Fort Hood Killings

The Pentagon said it was never notified by U.S. intelligence agencies that they had intercepted emails between the alleged Fort Hood shooter and an extremist imam until after last week's bloody assaults, raising new questions about whether the government could have helped prevent the attack.

A top defense official said federal investigators didn't tell the Pentagon they were looking into months of contacts between Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki. The imam knew three of the Sept. 11 hijackers and hailed Maj. Hasan as a "hero" after the shooting last week at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead.

"Based on what we know now, neither the United States Army nor any other organization within the Department of Defense knew of Maj. Hasan's contacts with any Muslim extremists," the official said. Keep reading @WSJ via @ intellectual conservative

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