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U.S. Adds Dozens of Marines to Guard Embassies in Israel, Turkey, Jordan

The U.S. has added dozens of Marines to the security details at embassies in Jordan, Israel and Turkey because of concerns about unrest linked to the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, according to five U.S. defense officials.

The officials say the State Department and the Pentagon are also considering more U.S. military security at embassies in a half dozen other countries in the Middle East with histories of large-scale demonstrations, like Lebanon, Egypt and Pakistan.

Marines are already on the ground and providing additional security to the embassies in Jordan, Israel and Turkey.

The increase at each location is modest — not dozens at any single embassy but not single digits, according to three of the officials.

Read more at NBC News

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