Benghazi attack: 15 State Department posts worldwide need security upgrades

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More than a dozen State Department posts around the world are in desperate need of security upgrades, Federal Times says.

Four people, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in the Benghazi attack. Photo: Associated Press

During a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the nation's chief of diplomatic security, Gregory Starr, says that 15 posts that are categorized as "high-threat" need significant revisions to security equipment and procedures.

The findings come just less than a year after four people were killed in an attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Among the dead was United States Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Federal Times says that Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is sponsoring a bill that would fund the upgrades.


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