30 Oct '14, 9pm

NOW: Islamic State threat prompts new security warnings across U.S. military

NOW: Islamic State threat prompts new security warnings across U.S. military

Military facilities around the U.S. are on alert, urging troops and their families to take precautions amid continued threats of violence from the Islamic State group. The responses to that threat are being driven not just by the need to ensure protective measures are taken, but also to address increasing concerns being voiced by troops and family members who are worried about safety for their loved ones and themselves. It marks a shifting mindset, from one of full confidence that the military community was safe on its home turf to an unsettling sense that that is where they are newly vulnerable. The Defense Department refuses to discuss the protective measures it has taken on behalf of the country’s 2.1 million service members, and to date Washington has not issued universal guidance. But many senior leaders and installation commanders are taking matters into their own ha...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141030/NEWS05/3103...

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