Safer since 9/11?

The AP reports, “Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the number of [embassy] posts deemed too dangerous for U.S. diplomats to bring families has doubled, from 10 to 21.” Americans posted to embassies face lockdowns and severe travel restrictions. “The policy we have for diplomatic security actually makes us less secure as a nation because it limits our ability to carry out our mission in critical environments,” said former senior Foreign Service officer Patrick Fine.