The Clinton administration on Wednesday outlined expenditures of $1.489-billion set aside in an emergency appropriation for beefing up diplomatic security around the world. The administration seeks $11.5-billion more over the next decade, with final funding for the next fiscal year pending in Congress.
Expenditures since the Aug. 7, 1998, bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa include:
$650-million to equip all 265 U.S. foreign posts with enhanced security equipment.
$200-million to create temporary embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, while new buildings are designed.
$186-million to expand local guard coverage around embassies worldwide.
$185-million to temporarily relocate, upgrade or construct new facilities at high-priority posts.
$123-million to upgrade emergency radio communications at all posts.
$75-million to hire top security experts at more posts.
$50-million in humanitarian assistance to Kenya and Tanzania.
$20-million to increase anti-terrorism activities.