U.S. military hikes alert level ahead of September 11

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Posted: Sep 07, 2011 11:59 AM
U.S. military hikes alert level ahead of September 11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday raised its alert level at U.S. military bases, most of them domestic, ahead of the 10th anniversary commemorations of the September 11, 2001, attacks on Sunday.

"This is not in response to any particular threat but is a prudent and precautionary measure," said Pentagon spokesman George Little. The Pentagon said the move takes effect on Wednesday and will continue through Sunday.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Eric Beech)