In Hasan case, superiors ignored their own worries

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Defense Department review of the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, has found the doctors overseeing Maj. Nidal Hasan’s medical training continued to move him through the ranks despite their repeated concerns over his strident views on Islam and his inappropriate behavior.

The picture emerging from the information examined by investigators is one of supervisors who didn’t heed their own warnings about an officer ill-suited to be an Army psychiatrist.

Hasan is accused of murdering 13 people at Fort Hood, the worst killing spree on a U.S. military base.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered the review following the Nov. 5 shooting. It is scheduled to be delivered to Gates by Jan. 15. A Pentagon spokesman declined to comment on the review because it is not yet complete.