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Dallas police have detained a Fort Hood soldier a police spokesman says was absent without leave after making threatening comments.

Police spokesman Andy Harvey says that officers picked up the 21-year-old private in his vehicle Tuesday at the direction of military personnel and are holding him for military police.
Police have arrested another soldier after he made threats and went AWOL. There is no current speculation of a connection to last month's deadly shooting. I have to ask though, what's going on at Ft. Hood? How many soldiers out there are unstable and could be potential threats? I suspect we'll start seeing a good deal more about this in the weeks and months ahead.

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posted at 09:09:24 on 12/02/09 - Category: Army

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John Byrnes wrote:

LEARN HOW TO PREVENT FUTURE NIDAL HASANS

The dilemma caused by the shooting at Fort Hood by Major Hasan exemplifies how the current programs in place to protect us have all failed us. When supervisors, counselors and task forces members rely on subjective references of culture and mental illness, observers miss the signs specific to aggression referenced in post analysis. When observers focus specifically on aggressive behavior, the objective and culturally neutral signs of “aggression” standout, providing the opportunity to prevent these violent encounters.

Major Hasan was under surveillance by two Terrorist Task Forces, one with Department of Defense oversight and the other with FBI oversight. So why wasn’t he stopped?

The use of subjective/qualitative indicators, prone to stereotype individuals by culture or religion; versus quantitative indicators and the use of mental health references know to mislead and misconstrue, fails us repeatedly in our attempts to prevent acts of violence. Only when we use the specificity of “aggression” and its objective, culturally neutral indicators can we get-out-in-front of these acts of aggression and prevent them. Why are current systems uses by the military and homeland security failing us?

The answer is quite simple – The military and Homeland Security do not have an objective and culturally neutral system that collects information and evaluates it to determine the degree (or level) of aggression an individual is displaying, nor has it people who have a clear responsibility to observe and report this information. Learn more about the problem and the solution by reading our Blog: http://Blog.AggressionManag...
Posted on 12/02/09 15:49:54

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