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Army Chief: Security at recruiting posts will be reviewed

1 year 6 months 23 hours ago July 17, 2015 Jul 17, 2015 Friday, July 17 2015 July 17, 2015 10:14 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Lolita C. Baldor

WASHINGTON - The Army's top officer says security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed, but it's too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection.

Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, tells reporters that arming troops in those offices could cause more problems than it might solve.

Odierno said there are legal issues involved in allowing troops at the centers to carry guns. He says those forces will always be a bit vulnerable because the centers need to be open and accessible to the public.

A notice went out Thursday to Army locations reminding them of protection measures.

A gunman shot and killed four Marines at a Chattanooga recruiting center Thursday. A sailor and another Marine were injured.

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