As the diplomatic representation of a nation’s government in another country, embassies are natural targets for extremists. Many attacks and breaches on embassy facilities have occurred over the years, many with horrific injury and loss of life. For U.S. diplomats abroad, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), part of the U.S. Department of State, works in a law enforcement capacity to keep them safe.
Political unrest, unpopular policy decisions and grassroots religious fervor have all been motivators for various groups or individuals to attack foreign diplomatic institutions. Some of these attacks were successful; some were thwarted or stemmed. In all cases, the results were unsettling, and even worse, tend to be viral in nature by inspiring other extremists to attempt similar attacks.
However, law enforcement, military and government officials all agree that the most successful strategy for combating attacks by foreign nationals on embassies is to prevent them from happening in the first place. To do that, officials have to use every means at their disposal. One proven way to deter and stop attackers is with the use of high impact barriers and crash gates.
Keeping Threats Blocked Out
Vehicle attacks are often the method chosen for attacks on embassies. If the defense can stop a breach of the perimeter, the terror attack fails. Since terror organizations in foreign countries often have unfettered access to military grade vehicles, only the highest rated crash barriers and protective devices will effectively stop vehicle attacks.
Considering that individuals with enough determination to assault an official installation in the first place are usually totally committed to inflicting harm, you can assume that they will use any means at their disposal to accomplish their nefarious task.
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Making sure diplomats are secure enough to perform their vital duties for the state requires a forward-thinking mindset. Determined terrorists are difficult to defeat, but by using the best equipment available implemented with the most advanced strategies, they can be stopped in their tracks.