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#SecDef: “@DeptofDefense is prepared to respond quickly to any request for additional support,” #BostonMarathon

Hagel Says DOD Will Provide Support After ‘Cruel Act of Terror’ By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 – The thoughts and prayers of all members of the Defense Department are with the people of Boston and the victims of the marathon bombing yesterday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today. Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appearing before the defense subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee for a budget hearing, also spoke about the situation in Boston. The defense secretary pledged to provide any support from DOD that law enforcement agencies deem necessary as they investigate “this cruel act of terror.” Dempsey told representatives that DOD officials have been in constant contact with state and federal agencies. Three are dead from the attack, and more than 170 were wounded. M...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=119782

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