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Review the content from the assigned chapter reading in the textbook on pages 59–61.

In 1973, the United Nations adopted a treaty, the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents. In 2012, insurgents attacked U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, and killed the U.S. Ambassador and several Central Intelligence Agency security contractors.

For this assignment, review the aforementioned incident, and conduct research on this incident. Provide a minimum of two scholarly references to support your analysis. Complete the following tasks:

Examine the purpose of the treaty.

Describe the attack on the U.S. diplomatic facilities.

  1. As a partner in the treaty, assess whether the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other participating countries adequately responded to the attack on the U.S. diplomatic facilities.
  2. In your opinion, did the intelligence community recognize the shortcomings of the international treaty?
  3. After the Benghazi attack, what actions did the U.S. federal government take to protect U.S. diplomatic agents and facilities?

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The purpose of the treaty
The international treaties were created in response to the airline hijackings that were
reported between the late 1960 to early 1970s (“Chapter 3”, n.d).. These treaties were primarily
meant to promote cooperation in protecting diplomatic agents among other persons who were
entitled to special protection in international travel services. One of the treaties enacted during
that period is the Tokyo convention on offences and certain other acts committed on board
aircraft. This treaty ensured that there is control of the aircra...

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