STUTTGART, Germany -- The U.S. European Command has in response to the tragic events of the last few hours in the United States taken prudent and immediate steps to best ensure the safety and security of U.S. personnel and their families in theater. Force protection is our first priority. We will continue to assess our security posture and take appropriate action. Accordingly, U.S. forces in the European theater of operations have taken increased forces protection measures. All U.S. force installations have gone to Force Protection Level Delta. While U.S. European Command is currently reviewing all current operations and exercises to ensure both mission accomplishment and force protection our priority remains the execution of U.S. national security interests.