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Ft. Hood suspect was Army dilemma

His extreme views possibly overlooked in favor of diversity

Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly fired on fellow soldiers Nov. 5, killing 13. Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly fired on fellow soldiers Nov. 5, killing 13. (Associated Press/ File 2007)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / February 22, 2010

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WASHINGTON - Army superiors were warned about the radicalization of Major Nidal Malik Hasan years before he allegedly massacred 13 soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, but did not act in part because they valued the rare diversity of having a Muslim psychiatrist, military investigators wrote in previously undisclosed reports. (Full article: 1221 words)

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