Security raised at US military bases at home over jihadist threat

The Pentagon raised its protection from level Alpha to Bravo  Friday for military bases across the country after FBI Director James Comey reported that ISIL is recruiting “hundreds, maybe thousands” of potential terrorists in the US. The Pentagon's action will affect all of its installations, said Air Force Lt. Col. Tom Crosson, a Pentagon spokesman. The heightened security level followed the foiled attack in Garland, Texas, involving two ISIL sympathizers, one of whom, Elton Simpson, was long known to the federal authorities.

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