"Major Hasan’s 10 to 20 messages to Anwar al-Awlaki, once a spiritual leader at a mosque in suburban Virginia where Major Hasan worshiped, indicate that the troubled military psychiatrist came to the attention of the authorities long before last Thursday’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood, but that the authorities left him in his post.
"Counterterrorism and military officials said Monday night that the communications, first intercepted last December as part of an unrelated investigation, were consistent with a research project the psychiatrist was then conducting at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington on post-traumatic stress disorder."
No wonder the med center promoted Hasan and then sent him away to Hood.
"In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said,'At this point, there is no information to indicate Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan had any co-conspirators or was part of a broader terrorist plot.' The statement concluded that 'because the content of the communications was explainable by his research and nothing else was found,' investigators decided 'that Major Hasan was not involved in terrorist activities or terrorist planning.'
"Officials said the F.B.I. and the Defense Department would be reviewing their earlier assessment of Major Hasan to determine whether it was handled correctly."
Judging by the end result of Hasan's "research," it sure doesn't look like it was "handled correctly".