April 9th, 2014
08:10 AM ET
9 months ago

Obama makes 'painful' return to Fort Hood

Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) - For the second time in less than five years President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Fort Hood in Texas on Wednesday to honor the memory of U.S. Army soldiers killed in a shooting.

"What makes this so painful is that we've been here before," Obama said. "This tragedy tears a wound still raw from five years ago. Once more, soldiers who survived foreign war zone were struck down here at home where they're supposed to be safe."

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Filed under: Fort Hood • President Obama • Texas
April 6th, 2014
03:58 PM ET
9 months ago

Sunday Chatter: Fort Hood, damning CIA report, campaign finance and Obamacare

The Sunday political talk shows covered all the top political news of the week, ranging from the deadly shooting at Fort Hood, to a report about interrogation methods at the CIA, to the Affordable Care Act.

If you missed any of the Sunday political chatter, we've got you covered:

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Filed under: Campaign finance • CIA • Fort Hood • Obamacare • Uncategorized
April 6th, 2014
12:27 PM ET
9 months ago

Lawmakers agree military base security must be reviewed

(CNN) - Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agreed Sunday that everything from security procedures to budget cuts must be reviewed in light of last week’s shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, which left four dead and 16 wounded.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said he’d like to have more military police on bases but doesn’t see how that’s possible with budget cuts like sequestration.

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Filed under: Fort Hood • Mike McCaul • Tim Kaine
August 20th, 2010
02:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Defense secretary orders changes after review of Fort Hood

Washington (CNN) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates is ordering a number of changes to address problems discovered by a review of the military after the deadly shooting at Fort Hood Army Post last November.

Thirteen people died in the shooting at the sprawling base in central Texas. Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan is charged in the case. He has not yet entered a plea.

After the shooting, a number of investigations and reviews were launched. One of the reviews focused on the lessons learned from the incident. In April, after releasing a preliminary report from the review, Gates implemented some two dozen of the recommendations. Friday he released the final "Lessons Learned" review and ordered implementation of most of the other recommendations from that review.

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Filed under: Fort Hood
May 14th, 2010
11:00 AM ET
5 years ago

Fort Hood officers among 'Top Cops' honored by Obama


Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama bestowed America's "Top Cop" award Friday on 26 police officers, including two Fort Hood police officers hailed for their role in stopping the shootings there.

During a Rose Garden ceremony, Obama paid homage to the officers who, he said, risked their lives to save countless others.

"The men and women here today have jumped into cars to rescue victims held at knifepoint. They have pulled trapped children from burning cars seconds before it was engulfed in flames," Obama said.

"They weren't thinking about medals or commendations. I'm pretty sure they weren't thinking about being honored at the White House. Instead, they were focused on their partners, the face of a child who was in harm's way, a victim, the innocent bystander who desperately needed their help," he said.
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Filed under: Fort Hood • President Obama • White House
April 27th, 2010
02:23 PM ET
5 years ago

Government offers compromise on Fort Hood documents

Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. Susan Collins have been investigating the Fort Hood shootings.
Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. Susan Collins have been investigating the Fort Hood shootings.

Washington (CNN) – As a deadline loomed, the Departments of Defense and Justice Tuesday offered partial cooperation to Congressional requests and subpoenas to get more information for the investigation of the Fort Hood shooting that left 13 people dead last November.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has been investigating the Fort Hood shootings since a week after the incident. Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, and the committee's top Republican, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, sought a number of documents and witnesses as part of their investigation but were "stonewalled" with "foot-dragging" by the Obama administration, Lieberman said earlier this month.

On April 19, Lieberman and Collins issued subpoenas to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that they provide the materials the committee wanted by Monday, or respond by Tuesday explaining why they would not grant the request.

"The purpose of the Committee's investigation of the Fort Hood attack is to answer questions that are critical to our government's ability to counter homegrown terrorism," Lieberman and Collins wrote in a letter accompanying the subpoenas.

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Filed under: Fort Hood • Joe Lieberman • Susan Collins
April 19th, 2010
04:54 PM ET
5 years ago

Senate committee subpoenas gov't over Fort Hood shooting

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"The purpose of the Committee's investigation . . . is to answer questions that are critical to our government's ability to counter homegrown terrorism," Sens. Lieberman and Collins wrote in a letter accompanying the subpoenas. . (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)

Washington (CNN) – Two top senators on the Homeland Security Committee served the government with subpoenas Monday for witnesses and documents involving the 2009 shooting attack at Fort Hood, Texas, that killed 13 people.

Committee chairman Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Connecticut, and ranking Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said the Defense Department and Justice Department had so far failed to provide information about the shootings sought by the panel.

Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, has been charged with 13 counts of murder in the November shootings.

"The purpose of the Committee's investigation of the Fort Hood attack is to answer questions that are critical to our government's ability to counter homegrown terrorism," Lieberman and Collins wrote in a letter accompanying the subpoenas.

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Filed under: Fort Hood • Homeland Security
April 15th, 2010
08:02 PM ET
5 years ago

GOP Senator threatens Obama administration with subpoenas

Sen. Susan Collins is leading an investigation into last November's mass shooting at Fort Hood.
Sen. Susan Collins is leading an investigation into last November's mass shooting at Fort Hood.

Washington (CNN) – A top GOP Senator promised Thursday to subpoena the Obama administration if they fail to provide information sought in a Congressional investigation into last November's mass shooting at Fort Hood.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, the ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said the Obama administration is "stonewalling" their investigation.

Both Collins and Sen. Joe Lieberman, the chairman of the committee, have been trying since November to obtain information from the Justice and Defense Departments about the shooting rampage, in which Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people.

"It makes you wonder if the White House doesn't want to hear what we're going to find about inadequate information sharing between the FBI and DoD, information that had it been shared might have prevented this tragedy," Collins said on CNN's "John King USA."

Though the administration has provided some details about the shooting, officials have said that turning over more information could compromise their case against Hasan.

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Filed under: Fort Hood • JKUSA • Joe Lieberman • President Obama • Susan Collins
January 26th, 2010
11:50 AM ET
5 years ago

The first lady's guest list for State of the Union

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The White House has announced that two police officers who responded to the shooting at Ft. Hood will join the first lady at the president's State of the Union address Wednesday night. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)

Washington (CNN) - Two heroes from last year's shooting at Ft. Hood will be among the guests for Wednesday night's State of the Union address. A White House official confirms that Sgt. Kimberly Munley and Sgt. Mark Todd will be seated with first lady Michelle Obama for the speech in the gallery above the House Floor.

The two officers responded to the November 5 shooting in a processing center at Ft. Hood where Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan went on a rampage killing 13 people and injuring dozens of others. Sgt. Munley, a civilian police offier, is credited with stopping the shooting spree by exchanging fire with the suspect and disabling him. She was injured in the shooting. Hasan was paralyzed from the waist down in the gunfight and now faces 13 charges of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

December 8th, 2009
11:57 AM ET
11 months ago

Former FBI chief picked to lead Fort Hood review

Washington (CNN) - Former FBI and CIA Director William Webster will lead an outside investigation of the FBI's "policies, practices and actions" before the November massacre at Fort Hood, the bureau announced Tuesday.

Webster, a former federal judge, led the FBI from 1978 to 1987. The bureau's current director, Robert Mueller, picked him to look into "whether there are improvements to our current practices or other authorities that could make us all safer in the future," Mueller said in a statement Tuesday.

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Filed under: FBI • Fort Hood
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