Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Diplomatic Security Boosted By $1 Billion
The Senate has approved a measure to boost funding for diplomatic security following attacks on U.S. compounds in Libya and Turkey. The bipartisan measure would let the State Department tap more than $1 billion. The money originally was set aside for activities in Iraq, but the government has since scaled back operations. The department had asked for more than twice that amount in its 2013 budget for overseas security. Still, this money would fund security upgrades at overseas posts and additional guards. The bill now goes to the House.
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