Marines Heading to Sudan to Secure Embassy
There are now U.S. Marines headed to the Sudan to help secure the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum. This comes after Marines landed in Yemen for the same reason. From Fox News:
The move comes amid reports that protesters jumped over U.S. Embassy walls in both Sudan and Tunisia. At least 3 people have been reported dead and another 28 have been wounded during the Tunisia attack, Reuters reports, citing state television. Reuters also reported that protesters set fire to trees and broke windows inside the U.S. Embassy compound in Tunis.
A senior U.S. official, without explaining the extent of the breach in the latter attack, told Fox News that Tunisian security forces “have responded effectively” so far to the incident.
“We’re keeping a close eye on events there, but for the moment, the Tunisians are doing precisely what they should do in the face of such events,” the official said.
It’s a wise move to reinforce these embassies given recent events. However, I have to wonder if we have enough of these teams to send to the over 20 countries where this violence is occuring. If not, we’ll need to start pulling them from other theaters and redeploy them accordingly.