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How secure are the military installations in the United States.
You know people go to their work everyday that class -- bad.
It's I think it's christianity -- -- metal detectors to pat -- those surges or Ernie thanks how secure are these military installations.
JD Gordon is the former Defense Department spokesman is also Fox News that dot com contributor.
JD and this brings up serious issue than -- week.
We operate and we believe as we go to work every day that the places that operator that deal with our security.
Our secure what does this bring up now.
I -- you know I think audiences are indeed here is -- somebody got through the cracks basically we had a bad apple obviously -- Aaron Alexis and he fell through the cracks.
I think the -- military security clearance system it isn't working I think it's broken but.
On the whole.
Military bases are pretty sick but.
A guy like Aaron Alexis who had to go on -- should really never have been and being given a job as a security.
Rather as a contractor working for the government so I think that they did it it did bail us today and -- to -- I think that we have to do a better job I'm glad that the military is gonna pay more attention to how people get cleared to be contractors and even how to get on the base.
-- many -- so how secure was the navy and navy.
In terms of its security -- lacks any kind of rule that already existed.
-- basically this Aaron Alexis had a ballot security pass for the navy yard guy he got through the gate basically just by showing his idea.
He even got in the building -- the naval sea systems command building through the regular security gates and basically he went to one of the men's -- apparently any assembled the weapons there.
So he did.
Into the F facility the problem is the security clearance system is is is broken and it -- basically we have contractors look at at these people to it.
I'll give them clearance this -- -- -- he should've never been given that job.
Yeah about this because when you're gonna bank you have to have a bond rating -- mean just to be.
Of bond rating to work -- -- places like banks.
Isn't something similar -- some kind of screening process that happens to work on a military installation.
Yeah there should be there isn't detail background investigation for everybody that works in the military everybody that's a DOD civilian.
But the problem is as we saw with Edwards snow in this case who fabricated large chunks of his resonate.
Basically anybody that's applying for government job should have a we have contractors have very little government oversight like we saw with Edwards -- and -- -- never have the position he had because somebody -- a flag in his background investigation.
That he lied so often and as -- The same thing with -- -- somebody should -- saw that he had to go -- arrest he should've never been given a job as a government contractor.
But the other thing I want I'd like to mention too is we have to do a better job just -- the security what security in general at the gates.
Right now -- of the military ID or duty civilian idea contract to write the biggest wave you through there are very few random inspections.
I think we needed to step up the inspections physically at the gates because if someone had inspected his -- they would have found all -- -- up pieces of.
-- -- shotgun and it would have found the pistols so I think we have to do a better job there as well.
But -- -- -- issues that of course would cost a lot more money we were just like with Jennifer -- in the talking about their budget cuts had nothing to do with this but you're bringing up issues that wouldn't -- Increased.
Strain on -- budget if you're gonna have people.
Searching cars on a regular employees and a regular basis that's excellent -- Loren here actually right it's gonna take more money and right now we're already facing a trillion dollars in defense cuts over the next decade through sequestration sequestration is a ten year program not a one year program so the total is one trillion.
With a half -- up a half a trillion in cuts already programmed into the defense budgets over the next decade sequestration is another half trillion.
So yeah you write this would cost a lot more money.
And I don't think that.
We're gonna be as safe and -- we put the money towards protecting our men and women on military bases -- I think the government is taking a flawed approach on this -- I mean I think that any secure system.
Has changed it I -- -- you're going to find a little chink in the armor of any kind of a security system but it seems as though.
There was some basic things that just didn't happen one of the things -- -- -- -- combining the efforts of let's say someone who has.
-- -- have combined with somebody has some sort of mental issues I mean there would -- the it was kind of the perfect storm of things can go wrong.
It was a perfect storm -- reminds me a little bit of Fort Hood major has signed in 2009 killed thirteen people there.
He had a lot of warning signs basically he even had as -- -- on his business -- -- a volley talked about.
Things that -- favorable to -- -- time but.
Nobody really called a -- because of people are afraid of is public folder -- or what Ryan didn't -- on their time.
Another issue -- vote to get today because he and even though this this this Alexis was not associated with it kind of Islam.
Or Muslim -- Becky was it doesn't it any religion with a Buddhist but -- which is.
The most docile and compassion -- you know of many of any -- that it's out there.
At least in terms of actions that we've seen.
But it has the Obama administration sort of made people very.
I'm sure about.
Attacking anybody I mean giving everybody get hesitant about is this sort of that philosophy of the Obama administration.
Right right because basically the Obama administration has created I would say sort of a culture of fear within the Pentagon the Justice Department if you question anybody.
They may come back guy you -- lose your job so the FBI indicates support had been reading nature has on its emails on wall all Lockheed.
One of the spiritual leaders of al-Qaeda but they didn't start with -- -- because they were afraid.
Of all political correctness run amok at the Justice Department so that's one of the reasons we have Fort Hood.
One of the reasons we had the shooting at the Washington navy yard this week is because nobody called this guy Aaron Alexis on his multiple gun arrests in the past had nothing to do -- religion of course.
But still there -- warming science from Aaron Alexis two and people just didn't do their jobs who were supposed to be protecting our men and women in uniform in our civilians -- just stuff.
Dropped the ball on -- Now there's another issue that has to do the larger culture and that is violent video games this is something that it's going to do that it that it seems to be.
A regular occurrence and -- -- shootings at Sarah -- of these sort of violent video games what can you do about that.
You know -- I've written several columns about that because I think that Hollywood in these violent video games really have a share of the blame.
We've had guns around a long time we've had crazy people -- what's in the -- with all these -- -- we have 21 mass shootings in the last few years.
And what's -- I think in the last few decades really even the last couple decades we've seen the increase in Hollywood blockbusters where there's mass killings.
These video games were you kill a hundred people before breakfast this guy -- Alexis.
Was allegedly missing work a lot of times because he'd be up late playing these military assault type -- like the call of duty kind so he basically was an angry guy depressed guy.
And he acted out his fantasy.
It actually instead of just playing a video game he actually mowed down dozen people if they've got more than that but that doesn't fueled.
So I think that the videogame industry really has -- Pat has to do better I I think this is a market issue but if they if they can't correct themselves I think the government should step in and correct them.
While out of -- is -- Gordon former Defense Department spokesman Fox News dot complicated thank you very much for.
-- light on the situation.
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