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Embassy Closings

Some U.S. Embassies Reopen After Security Concerns

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

A number of US diplomatic missions closed on August 4 over an Al-Qaeda security alert reopened Sunday, while others stayed shut for the Muslim holiday...

Obama Plays It Safe Post-Benghazi

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama seems determined to make sure he doesn't have another Benghazi. Pilloried by Republicans in Congress for it...

Mice and Men: The Failure of Closing Our Middle East Embassies

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What do you call it when you follow the same strategy for twelve years not only without success, but with negative results? What if time shows that that strategy actually helps the enemy you seek to defeat?

Latest Terror Threat: Looking for More Than Just a Headline

Nida Khan | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Nida Khan

It's a sad day when our government has to shut down our embassies and diplomatic posts in such vast numbers. But it's an equally sad day when nobody really questions or digs beyond the surface into why such extreme actions must be taken.

Broad U.S. Terror Alert Mystifies Experts

McClatchy | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

U.S. officials insisted Tuesday that extraordinary security measures for nearly two dozen diplomatic posts were to thwart an "immediate, specific thre...

U.S. Extends Embassy Closures Amid Terror 'Chatter'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

The closings of U.S. embassies in the Middle East and Africa this weekend may be motivated in part by fears that al Qaeda could employ an "ingenious" ...