I have a "Questionnaire for National Security Positions" required for my continued participation and service in one of the U.S. military branches.
It contains my educational background, fingerprints, any criminal issues, important references from those who know me well, my objectives while in service and medical considerations.
I am perplexed beyond measure how Nidal Hasan, a psychiatrist and an American major in the U.S. Army, "seemed" to escape an extensive background check from military surveillance. He murdered 12 soldiers and one civilian and wounded more than 30 others. Added to this list of horrors, he bragged of his anti-American sentiments!
Our citizens most surely deserve to have no ambiguous answers on this short "reign of terror" reminiscent of 9/11.
TIMOTHY T. POHMER