This is unconscionable.
“Major Nidal Malik Hasan's military superiors repeatedly ignored or rebuffed his efforts to open criminal prosecutions of soldiers he claimed had confessed to "war crimes" during psychiatric counseling”
Not only had Major Hasan repeatedly demonstrated his ideological loyalties were not with the US whose armed forces he was serving in, but he attempted to violate his professional ethics by offering information obtained from counseling to initiate court martial investigations on his patients. There is no way that this man should have been allowed to continue in his capacity as a physician for the military, nor as an officer.
“Investigators believe Hasan's frustration over the failure of the Army to pursue what he regarded as criminal acts by U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan may have helped to trigger the shootings.”
That would be because the investigators are a bunch of witless dolts.
All of this needs to corrected, and now. Not just in the major’s current and previous postings, but all across the military.
The only upside to this tragic tale is that it underscores the problems of bringing civilian ideology of political correctness and multiculturalism to the US armed forces.