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As threats rise, US details embassy security plan

Cost of response reaches $1.4b

WASHINGTON — The State Department plans by late summer to send dozens of additional security agents to high-threat embassies, install millions of dollars of advanced fire-survival gear and surveillance cameras in those posts, and improve training for employees headed to the riskiest missions.

The price tag for the improvements put in place after the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 has reached $1.4 billion to meet the most urgent needs, including additional personnel.

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