Thwarting Attack: Intelligence, Security And Securing U.S. Posts

Thwarting Attack: Intelligence, Security And Securing U.S. Posts

We explore the practical and security implications of protecting U.S. properties nearly a year after the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya.

The Obama administration’s decision to close nearly two dozen embassies comes from an "abundance of caution" in light of new threats intercepted by intelligence agencies, according to State Department officials. But analysts say those intercepted threats may not be the best way to predict or prevent attacks. We explore the practical and security implications of protecting U.S. properties nearly a year after the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya.

Guests

Matthew Asada

Vice President of the American Foreign Service Association; Foreign Service Officer

Erik Dahl

Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School; Author of "Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond" (Georgetown University Press, October 2013)

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