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Fri May 24, 2013, 09:08 PM

Additional Embassy Guards Will Come With a Steep Price

Source: new york times

When the State Department fields the first of 350 additional Marine security guards at high-risk embassies and consulates around the world later this year, the price tag will be steep: about $1.6 million per Marine.

Why so much?

It turns out that about $525 million of the $553 million that Congress approved this year to deploy more Marine guards fulfilling a recommendation of the independent review panel that investigated the attacks last year on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya is going toward building new command-and-control hubs in the posts and living quarters for the Marines.

The department plans to send 35 new Marine detachments, with about 10 Marines each, to diplomatic posts over the next few years. The first 90 are expected to arrive by the end of the year, officials said.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/25/world/additional-embassy-guards-will-come-at-steep-price-each.html

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Historic NY May 2013 #1
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 09:21 PM

1. Are these the same ones that the Republicons didn't want to pay for in Benghazi...

and other posts???

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Fri May 24, 2013, 09:25 PM

2. Yup

The Repubbies caused Benghaazi -- and they are trying to weasel out of responsibility. As usual, when Responsibility comes up they are AWOL. As usual.

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Sat May 25, 2013, 09:52 PM

3. I say take it out of contractor contracts, not direct troop services. Let the brass feel some

'austerity.' Their 'sequester' got rescinded, and they can damned well afford to spread the wealth to the State Dept.

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