September 7th, 2011
11:14 AM ET

U.S. secretary of defense raises 'force protection level' at bases

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has approved an order raising the force protection level at U.S. bases through September 11, Pentagon spokesman George Little said Wednesday. Officials told CNN that Panetta's action is not the result of a specific threat.

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  1. Sign me; just curious

    Yeah wouldn't have a thing to do with Libya's Transitional Government giving missiles to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

    September 7, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Concerned citizen

      What?! I thought it was just because of the 9/11 anniversary

      September 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. michaelfury

    “I had said at an eight o’clock breakfast that sometime in the next two, four, six, eight, ten, twelve months there would be an event that would occur in the world that would be sufficiently shocking that it would remind people again how important it is to have a strong healthy Defense Department that contributes to—that underpins peace and stability in our world.”

    – Donald Rumsfeld, interview with Larry King, December 5, 2001

    September 7, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    @michaelfury, I have no intention of going to another blog to see what you should have said while visiting THIS blog.

    @Sign me: just curious:

    Ya, an amazing coinky-dink, isn't it?

    September 7, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. George Patton

    Here they do again, crying "wolf" over some pre-imagined terrorist attack. The way one can happen today is to have the C.I.A. orchestrate one since Al Qaeda has all it can do just to merely survive! Unfortunately, the public is falling for it!

    September 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      My apologies above as I meant to print "go", not "do" in my first sentence.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BDGFN

    Oh, and by the way, FP levels have been increased every year, just not with the attention provided by the 10-year anniversary.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Yeddo

    Patton, since you are a fan of your beloved Al-Qaeda, why don't you join them? That would solve two problems: the C.I.A. can monitor YOUR anti-American activities, and we wouldn't be blessed with your retarded rhetoric under the many names you have stolen.
    "Pre-imagined?" The word you want is "imaginary".
    You're not a very good troll, are you?
    And no, I'm not a member of the TP, and you can understand the language very well.

    September 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @George Patton

    Don't apologize for your typo; apologize for being such a deadly boring troll.

    September 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. the prophet

    NYC memorial will signify not only the lives of those lost , but it also keep the threat of terrorism alive in everyone' s mind for generations to come, and to stay guard against terrorism in general. Long term this is not going to help the people of different races and religion unite, a discreseful wall has been created here by the Government to condemn the Islam
    Religion, and at the same time strengthen American patriotism and solidarity.

    September 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. the prophet

    The Romans build the coliseum so the people hail to Cesaer and the Empire it worked for some years, but the Empire fail anyhow. All Government are destined to fail son or later. America is just buying time.

    September 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Wild West

    Yeddo ... you're a dumba$$ if you think you think terrorists had ANYTHING to do with WTC building #7. You think you're so smart, yet you seem to not have an ounce of intelligence in your entire cranium.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. Dr. Jones

    Terrorism is great because it allows the government to pass legislation like the Patriot Act that keeps the population in perpetual fear and dependency

    September 15, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |