FORT WORTH, Texas – US Military supervisors must have access to soldiers' personnel records and be aware of signs of potential workplace violence, the US Defense Department said Friday in its final report on the Fort Hood shootings.
The report addresses some government failures and other problems uncovered in the Pentagon investigation launched after the Nov. 5 shootings that left 13 dead and dozens injured on the Texas Army post. In some cases, the final report does not provide specific guidance on how to change, update or clarify policies but says they should comply with certain military policies and codes.
The 23-page Defense Department report released Friday addresses the remaining Pentagon recommendations — including a greater focus on predicting and preventing internal threats. It also says policy changes will improve communications between government agencies and military installations, and expand military bases' emergency response capabilities.