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Do you think, B, that quoting the same piece to him twice will make it finally penetrate? I'm not optimistic.

I do think you are very on point here that there is an inherent risk in small missions in unstable countries. The choice is having a presence or not having one. Not having one has its own risks for the country. Having one means some risk to those present. Providing a security force adequate to deal with Benghazi type events would be very expensive and, of course, would only get used, very rarely. And, even then, it would sometimes be insufficient even then and would be massive excess most of the time, even when used.
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