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Former FBI Assistant Dir.: Attacks Should 'Ring Alarm Bells'

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 01:47 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

Random attacks, such as the one Monday at Washington's Navy Yard, should "ring alarm bells" about how cuts in the military budget could be affecting safety, former FBI Assistant Director Tom Fuentes said Tuesday.

"I think it ought to ring alarm bells . . . From what I've heard, law enforcement agencies, as well as the military, are cutting costs and trying to get as much done as they can with a lesser amount," Fuentes said on CNN's "Newsroom."

"I think a lot of agencies are cutting costs with sequestration and regular budget cuts," Fuentes, who is also a CNN law enforcement analyst, said. "Nobody seems in a hurry to resolve these issues."

Rep. Michael Turner is also questioning safety in light of spending cuts. In a letter to Pentagon Inspector General Lynne Halbrooks, the Ohio Republican addressed potential "security flaws" and concerns that "the Navy may have implemented an unproven system in order to cut costs."

Fuentes said it is possible to make a connection between budget cuts and the increase in mass shootings. He pointed to a hiring freeze in place at the FBI and said the agency will lay off 3,000 people next year.

"When you're looking at the giant scheme of things of where the military is spending money, labor costs for almost any organization, military or not, are one of the first places that can save money, compared to other fixed costs," he said.

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