Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures

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  • Have Legislators Addressed the Public?
  • Have There Been Similar Threats Made in Past Years?
  • Does Benghazi Have Anything to Do With the Current Situation?
  • Has There Been Any Backlash About the Closings?
  • Has Anything Else Been Shared With the Public?
  • Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures
  • Which Embassies Are Closed?
  • Why Were the Embassies Closed?
  • Where Did the Threats Originate?

Does Benghazi Have Anything to Do With the Current Situation?

Since the deadly attack on an American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, which resulted in the death of a U.S. ambassador and three others, the Department of State has amped up discussions around the vulnerability of diplomats in conflict zones. Last month’s passage of the FY 2014 Defense Appropriations Bill, which includes an additional $48 million in embassy security funding, confirms that the Benghazi attack has played a large, influential role in how the administration responded to the recent threats. 

(Photo: REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori)

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