Doug Bedell — September 20, 2013, 9:24 am

Hagel Launches Reviews of Navy Yard Security

Security is more than fences and gates. As the Washington Naval Shipyard shootings this week showed, the reliability of the people passing through a facility’s gates is crucial to its safety. So U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is launching reviews of facility security and background checks in the wake of the shipyard shootings.

“Obviously, something went wrong,” Hagel said, adding, “there were a lot of red flags.”

“Why they didn’t get picked, why they didn’t get incorporated into the clearance process, what he was doing, those are all legitimate questions that we’re going to be dealing with,” Hagel added.

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