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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Officials at Arlington National Cemetery are asking visitors to allow extra time to make their way through new security measures being implemented.

In coming weeks the cemetery expects to begin screening entrants with metal detectors at its visitor center, where nearly all of the 3 million to 4 million annual visitors arrive. Enhanced screening has already begun at secondary entrance points.

Army officials have been working on the enhanced screening for nearly two years. They say the measures are not prompted by any specific threat but by a general recognition that enhanced security would help.

Officials say screeners will use a common-sense approach when dealing with mourners or large numbers of schoolchildren.

The cemetery is implementing procedures now so they'll be ready when peak tourist season arrives in the spring.

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