Security Increased at US Military Bases in Europe

Security Increased at US Military Bases in Europe

Ongoing concerns about the return of Europeans to their home countries in Iraq and Syria led to raised security levels

According to reports, the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has raised security levels at U.S. military bases across Europe because of concerns about the Paris shootings, as well as ongoing concerns about the return of Europeans to their home countries from Iraq and Syria.

This goes beyond the protection put in place last November that included a ban on military personnel wearing uniforms outside of military bases and greater awareness of social media activity.

"On Tuesday, 20 January, U.S. European Command directed its component commands to implement additional force protection measures and random security enhancements at facilities across the EUCOM area of responsibility,” said Captain Greg Hicks, a EUCOM spokesman.

“We continually assess threats to our forces with and alongside our host nation counterparts and take appropriate measures based on those assessments,” said Hicks.

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