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Benghazi Consulate Had Sub-Standard Security

The US consulate in Benghazi, where the US ambassador to Libya died in an attack on Tuesday, was not given the standard security contract offered to many American diplomatic missions in the Middle East, private military contractors have told the BBC.

The consulate's walls were breached in just 15 minutes, guards were outgunned and overwhelmed and four US personnel were killed, including the Ambassador, J Christopher Stevens.

US embassies and consulates in areas of the world where they are deemed liable to attack are usually offered a formal security contract called a Worldwide Protective Services Agreement, known in the industry as a 'Wips'.

Source: BBC. Read full article. (link)

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  • Lyle||

    Adam Serwer thinks the U.S. should have been relying on the locals MORE.

    "The right approach is to lean more heavily on host governments to provide security."

    http://www.peacefare.net/?p=10942

    How big a fool is Adam Serwer?

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