WLOX Editorial: Security standards should be fixed immediately

As more information unfolds about Aaron Alexis who shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, we were not surprised to learn that Alexis was undergoing treatment for mental problems including paranoia. Not surprised since any reasonable right minded person would never do such a thing.

What does surprise us is that a man with those problems kept his high level secret security clearance. How could this happen? Are we so politically correct now that even those who hold secret security clearances are not properly scrutinized?

The military and civilians at our military installations deserve better protection than they got this week. The government must fix these security standards immediately.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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