ISIL activity drives up Pentagon threat level

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon bolstered security measures for bases across the country on Friday based on increasing threats from Islamic State militants and their sympathizers.

The uptick to threat-level Bravo from Alpha did not stem from a specific threat, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman. Rather, a number of actions, including the publication of troops’ names and addresses and the foiled attack by ISIL sympathizers in Texas last week, prompted Adm. William Gortney to order enhanced security, Warren said.