Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans think that authorities could have prevented the deadly attack at Fort Hood, Texas, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey indicates that 64 percent of the public believes that federal law enforcement agencies or the U.S. military should have been able to prevent the shootings, with 31 percent saying the incident couldn't have been prevented.
Authorities say Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army psychiatrist, opened fire at a military processing center at the Fort Hood army post, killing 13 people. Dozens of others were wounded.
"All major demographic groups seem to believe that the attack at Fort Hood was preventable," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "A majority of men and women, old and young, Democrats and Republicans - all think Hasan could have been stopped."
Washington (CNN) – President Obama has directed a review of all intelligence in the federal government's files relating to last week's shootings at Fort Hood, especially any intelligence relating to the alleged shooter Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, according to the presidential memorandum released by the White House Thursday.
Obama has also directed that an immediate review be done of how "any such intelligence was handled, shared, and acted upon within individual departments and agencies and what intelligence was shared with others," the presidential memorandum said.
In the memorandum, Obama also directs that the preliminary results of the review be provided by November 30.
The memo is addressed to the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Director of the FBI. Obama asked for the inventory and review on November 6, the day after the Fort Hood shootings, but the president's memo was not released by the White House until Thursday.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan has been charged with 13 preliminary counts of premeditated murder stemming from last week's shooting at Fort Hood Army Post, an Army investigator said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – The investigation into last week's shooting rampage at Fort Hood will be a "thorough accounting," Defense Secretary Robert Gates pledged.
"The president and I are committed to a thorough accounting of what happened, and to seeing that the shooting victims and their families have everything they need to recover from this ordeal," Gates said Tuesday at a Library of Congress event honoring President Ronald Reagan's contribution to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
"Tomorrow is Veterans Day, when we paused to remember the contributions and the sacrifices of all who have worn America's uniform," Gates said, adding that "America's family remains in mourning" over last week's rampage. He called for a moment of silence "for those so ruthlessly attacked at Fort Hood last week, and their families, and out of gratitude (for) veterans who have served in defense of their country."
He participated in a memorial service Tuesday at Fort Hood, honoring the 13 who died during the rampage, but he did not speak.
On Monday night, he visited Fort Hood to meet with the victims' families, as well as Fort Hood police Sgt. Kimberly Munley, who disabled the gunman as they shot at each other.
Gates also was slated to meet with military officials at the Army base, including Fort Hood's commanding general, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama will speak at Tuesday's memorial service for the shooting victims at Fort Hood Army Post in Texas, and will meet with victims' families, his spokesman said.
"The president will meet with families of those that lost a loved one last week, as well as speak to the larger memorial that will take place at the base," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in his daily briefing Monday.
First lady Michelle Obama will accompany the president on the trip, Gibbs said.