PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) – Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon is developing a way to quickly warn military personnel about threats to their safety like the 2015 attack that killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Carter said Friday the Defense Department will also spend an extra $100 million over two years on protecting personnel.
He announced the steps during a change of command ceremony for the U.S. Northern Command and NORAD in Colorado.
Carter said the goal of the warning system is to notify personnel of a threat within a 20-mile radius in 10 minutes or less.
Authorities say 24-year-old Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot at a Chattanooga military recruiting office in July before driving to a Navy reserve center and opening fire. He was killed in a confrontation with police.