Surrender. Instead of telling Marine recruiters to be ready to defend themselves, and instead of allowing military personnel to be armed on military bases, we now have Marine recruiters skulking about in civilian clothes, in fear of attracting the attention of the next mentally ill drug-addicted alcoholic who just happens to be a Muslim who just happens to want to be an Islamic martyr and just happens to read material by Awlaki and just happens to be carrying out an explicit call from the Islamic State, but whose actions have, of course, nothing to do with Islam.
“Marine recruiters told not to wear uniforms after attack,” by Jeff Schogol, Military Times, July 19, 2015:
The military services have taken swift action to increase security after Thursday’s shootings in Tennessee, even closing some facilities and telling Marine recruiters not to wear uniforms in public.
Defense Secretary Ash Cater [sic] approved immediate steps taken by the military branches to increase security and has told the services to get back to him by the end of next week with additional force protection measures, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement on Friday.
The steps were taken just a day after a gunman attacked two military facilities in Chattanooga, leaving four Marines and one sailor dead. Suspected gunman Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez was killed in the attacks on a joint-service recruiting station and a nearby Navy Operational Support Center.
One of the steps Carter approved was Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s decision to have recruiters not wear their military uniforms for now, a defense official said. The recruiting command also closed down all offices within 40 miles of the facilities in Chattanooga and increased the force protection condition level from “Bravo” to “Charlie.”…