The U.S. Marines have a new plan to prevent another Benghazi

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  1. Eagle

    Eagle 2nd Lieutenant

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    The U.S. Marines have a new plan to prevent another Benghazi


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    Sgt. Kassie McDole/Marine Corps

    Lance Cpl. Bradley Fryman, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, provides security during an active shooter exercise at the U.S. Embassy in Portugal.

    U.S. Marines in Europe are training to descend on embassies overrun by terrorists, active shooters or violent rioters as concerns about safety at diplomatic facilities mount following sophisticated attacks on that continent.

    Members of the Marine Corps' Spain-based crisis response unit recently spent three days at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, responding to mock emergencies. The exercises prepared the Marines for real-world missions since their unit could be tapped to rapidly reinforce security at State Department posts across Africa or Europe.

    “The ability to do these kinds of missions in an actual embassy is only going to help us further down the line if and when we have to ... go and reinforce [one],” said 1st Lt. John McCombs, a spokesman for the crisis response force.

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    Its important to have the appropriate amount of forces and security at our embassy compounds before an attack happens. If we are not willing to send enough forces to protect our embassies then we should not have an embassy in a dangerous location.
     
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    The Marines regularly do this kind of training because they are often called upon to protect U.S. embassy's abroad. The most important part of reacting to any embassy crisis is quick communication and decision making from civilian leadership. We learned a tough lesson with the Benghazi attack.
     
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