Mr Gates, addressing US marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, said he had met the Seal team last week and they raised the issue of their security "and particularly with respect to their families". "We are looking at what measures can be taken to pump up the security," he said. Mr Gates said threats against US forces had increased since Bin Laden's death. "As a result, 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," he added.
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