DoD News, Defense Media Activity
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2015 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a statement offering his condolences to the families and friends of victims who perished in today’s terrorist attack in Paris.
Hagel’s statement reads as follows:
Along with all the men and women of the U.S. Department of Defense, I offer my condolences to the families and friends of those lost in today's terrorist attack in Paris. We condemn this barbaric and cowardly act. The United States and France have stood together, time and again, for the universal values we share and in opposition to the terror we deplore. We do so again today. The Department of Defense, including through our European Command, will continue to monitor the situation in Paris closely, and we stand ready to assist our French allies in the aftermath of today's attack.