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U.S. defense chief acknowledges "red flags" with suspected shooter

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 00:59

Sept. 18 - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday (September 18) acknowledged there were some ''red flags'' that were easy to spot in hindsight about the case of the suspected Washington Navy Yard shooter but did not cast judgment about who, if anyone, was to blame. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged there were some "red flags" that were easy to spot in hindsight about the case of the suspected Washington Navy Yard shooter but did not cast judgment about who, if anyone, was to blame. "Obviously when you go back in hindsight and look at all this there were some red flags -- of course there were. And should we have picked them up? Why didn't we? How could we have? All those questions need to be answered," Hagel told a news conference on Wednesday. Hagel said he was putting his deputy in charge of in-depth reviews of U.S. military security worldwide in the wake of the shooting, including into security clearances like the one given to the suspected shooter. "Obviously the longer clearances go without review, there is some jeopardy to that. There's no question about it. So we're going to take a look at every one of those components."

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U.S. defense chief acknowledges "red flags" with suspected shooter

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 00:59