BOSTON (CBS) – The Department of Defense has raised the security level at U.S. military bases because of growing concerns about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS.
A Pentagon spokesman told CBS News there is no specific threat but the increase in security was ordered in response to “a general increase in the overall (threat) environment,” referring to the recent attack in Garland, Texas, and social media chatter.
The level has been raised from Alpha, which is the lowest, to Bravo, a mid-range level.
It’s the first time it’s been that high on bases seen since September 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks.
This will mean more vehicle and identification checks at bases, including the six in Massachusetts – Barnes Air National Guard Base, Fort Devens, Hanscom Air Force Base, the Massachusetts Military Reservation, the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center and Westover Air…
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