Are We Doing Enough to Protect American Military in the U.S.?

The Army chief of staff said Friday that military recruiting and reserve centers will always be "vulnerable" to attacks like the rampage that left four Marines dead in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters that the military will review security at those facilities. But he said that recruiters are not armed because of the Posse Comitatus Act, which prevents the military from engaging in domestic law enforcement. The rampage in Tennessee has left some people wondering about the vulnerability of recruiting and reserve stations. Military bases have also been vulnerable to attack, including deadly gun rampages at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 and in 2014. On bases, military police can carry guns, and soldiers are not allowed to carry privately owned guns.



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