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Pentagon Unveils Fort Hood Probe

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday that former Army Secretary Togo West and former Chief of Naval Operations Vernon Clark will head up the Pentagon's review of the Fort Hood shootings and the factors and conditions that led to 13 deaths. The announcement followed assertions at public Congressional hearings Thursday that the shootings were the work of an extremist who slipped through military and legal cracks. The Pentagon probe will also look into the military's procedures for identifying and responding to possibly dangerous personnel, as well as bases' ability to respond to similar incidents.