'Fox Files' investigates Ft. Hood shooting
Were warning signs ignored?
- Duration 3:12
- Date Jun 15, 2012
Were warning signs ignored?
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Right now we move on this Fox News investigation uncovering shocking details that on -- are -- lucky.
Use more than sixty email addresses to speak with his followers some of those exchanges were with major Nadal -- He accused shooter in the Fort Hood massacre.
Catherine Herridge is fox news's chief intelligence and investigative reporter who uncovered this information.
-- -- Well thank you -- good morning.
So what did you find out this is going to be an amazing special that's gonna be on Fox News tonight it's it's solely your investigation and for the first time we're gonna hear.
From some of the people involved in the shootings at fort.
Well myself along with Bill Hemmer report the special and this is really going to be the first time that people are gonna hear from those soldiers who were shot at that readiness center what it was like.
To have the gun pointed at them what it was like to lie on the floor and pretend they were dead in order to save their own lives and to fight that's soldiers instinct.
To help the wounded next to them and I had to say -- that a lot of investigations.
But the five months that I -- with this story there were moments I just wanted to weep for these families at Fort Hood and there were other moments.
That I felt so angry I just wanted to -- in my television set because there were so many opportunities.
To prevent this massacre Gretchen.
And and I know that that that's when I and that's why I'm going to be watching this because it's so personal for you is the investigator and sharing your thoughts about what you felt.
In just trying to -- the information.
What about the political correctness that so many people talked about.
What about that have we fix sat in the army now.
We know we spent billions of dollars since 9/11 to try and prevent the stove piping of information to increase the sharing.
And when it comes to -- -- there were failures on both front.
And we've got a clip here from the ranking member and chairman of the senate homeland security committee.
Who did a thorough investigation Fort Hood and here they explain -- they think was a major driver of the massacre.
Some of them I think were worried about political correct.
That if they blew the whistle on this -- that people -- secure and Muslim.
There people who tried to speak out.
But we're silenced in the end.
There were some students.
Who complain and to -- concerns were essentially.
This is a letter from the Defense Department that says they're dealing with Fort Hood in the context.
Of workplace violence.
I gotta tell you when I saw -- -- letter.
First I spent -- because it's a ridiculous I got really angry for some problem and in this government of ours where we refuse to call.
The threat -- it by its name which is violent Islamist extremism.
Look Fort Hood -- the classic definition of terrorism.
It was an act of violence to promote a political and and you don't come away from the special feeling that major Nadal -- the alleged shooter -- -- -- -- Anger management problem and that calling it workplace violence.
Is really an insult to the people who were killed.
And the soldiers who were injured there Gretchen and and still amazing for people to wrap their heads around the fact that this was an American soldier -- Who did this Catherine Herridge Fox News -- chief intelligence correspondent you can see.
Her stunning report tonight 9:10 PM eastern time Katherine thanks so much --