Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release                                                      May 11, 2009

Statement by the President on the shootings at Camp Victory

I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news from Camp Victory this morning, and my heart goes out to the families and friends of all the service members involved in this horrible tragedy.  I will press to ensure that we fully understand what led to this tragedy, and that we are doing everything we can to ensure that our men and women in uniform are protected as they serve our country so capably and courageously in harm’s way.  To begin this process, I met with Secretary Gates this afternoon to get a briefing on the situation.

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