WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. administrations and Congresses failed for 10 years to finance the kind of security that might have prevented the bombings at two U.S. embassies in Africa in August 1998, a report said Friday.
The remedy is to spend about $1.4 billion a year for the next 10 years on making U.S. embassies safer and to make security a much higher priority in diplomats' thinking, said the joint report by two Accountability Review Boards.
The biggest single problem is the failure to carry out a long-standing recommendation that embassies have a protected perimeter at least 100 feet (30 meters) deep. Only 12 percent of U.S. embassies meet the requirement, set by a similar commission on diplomatic security 14 years ago.
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Doesn't Magal have 40% of the perimeter intrusion detection business? Gee that would make revenues $1/2B per year for the next several years.