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Barksdale raises protection after death of Bin Laden

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA)  Some military bases across the country are taking extra measures because of security concerns after Osama Bin Laden's death.  Retired Brigadier General Peyton Cole has seen war first hand. He was the general for Barksdale Air Force Base's 2nd Bomb Wing during the First Gulf War. He says he expects retaliation for Bin Laden's death.

"I think Pakistan had to know that Bin Laden was there. Their military academy is not fair from that compound," said Cole. "We are still very vulnerable to this tight knit organization."

That vulnerability led some military agencies to heighten security. Barksdale Air Force Base raised its force protection Monday, increasing it from level Alpha to Bravo. They said the change was just to increase awareness and preparedness across the base.

"Up until last night there were 1,000s and 1,000s of people that gave their lives, both the military and women and children that Bin Laden was responsible for killing."

 

 

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