The U.S. Government is implementing new security measures meant to protect the identities of the special forces men who helped kill Osama bin Laden.
Seal Team 6 has expressed concerns for not only their own lives, but the lives of their family members as Al-Qaeda threats against military personell have increased since the death of their founding leader.
The team wrote to Defense Secretary Robert Gates who responded with the following message:
“We are looking at what measures can be taken to pump up the security.”
Gates went on to add:
“There has been a consistent and effective effort to protect the identities of those who participated in the raid. I think that has to continue.”
Threats have picked up so much that President Obama’s grandmother in Africa has received additional protection from the U.S. Government.