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U.S. diplomatic security again under review

“The volatile demonstrations at U.S. diplomatic missions this week have shattered any illusions about the inviolability of America’s envoys and highlighted the perils of diplomatic life in a region undergoing sweeping political upheaval.

The protests — and the ferocious attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Libya — have prompted officials to order a review of security measures in every overseas diplomatic mission. The unrest is also likely to reinvigorate an ongoing debate over whether the State Department has enough resources to protect its personnel at its 400 embassies, consulates and other diplomatic outposts.”

Source: U.S. diplomatic security again under review – The Washington Post

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