Key lawmakers tackle Islamic extremism in the military – Government Executive

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee leaders on Wednesday asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates to revise department policies to address Islamic extremism.

The committee is investigating the Nov. 5, 2009, shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, that killed 13 and injured dozens more. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a psychiatrist who apparently adopted radical Islamist views, some of which were reportedly known by his peers, has been charged with the killings.