Pentagon: Fort Hood review due Jan. 15

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Posted: Nov 23, 2009 12:44 PM

The Pentagon says its review of personnel, health and other policies in light of the Fort Hood massacre will be completed by January 15th.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the review last week, and named two former senior Pentagon officials to head it. Gates was meeting with those officials on Monday, and the review team was expected to soon visit the Fort Hood Army base.

The Pentagon says the review will look at whether there are weaknesses in Defense Department policies that could leave other soldiers vulnerable. The review also will look at how the Army handled the case of accused shooter Nidal Hasan, who is accused of opening fire on fellow soldiers and killing 13 people at the Texas base.