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U.S. diplomatic corps facilities security upgrade funding will double from $745 million in 2013 to 1.55 billion by 2014 (+107%).

A Filipino security guard checks incoming vehicles inside the US embassy in Manila, Philippines, 13 September 2012.

A Filipino security guard checks incoming vehicles inside the US embassy in Manila, Philippines, 13 September 2012.

 

 

 

 

Driven by Benghazi terror attack in 2012 and intelligence indicating terror attacks on embassies in the Middle East and Africa, the U.S. shut down 19 embassies in August of 2013. Aside from exposing the soft underbelly of the U.S., Al Qaida also scored a media victory by disrupting the operations of the U.S. without firing a single shot.

 

 

U.S.-Embassies-Security-Budget-2012-2014

U.S.-Embassies-Security-Budget-2012-2014

In light of these global events of the past year, the U.S. Diplomatic Security, which is charged with protecting 285 State Department facilities in 189 countries, requested a $2.7 billion budget for 2014, a 67% increase over 2013 level. GO TO SOURCE HERE