The U.S. Department of State has installed a 24-hour monitoring team in the wake of intensifying attacks on American embassies throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Josh Rogin of Foreign Policy reports.
Rogin quotes a senior State Department official:
"The State Department has stood up a 24-hr monitoring team to insure appropriate coordination of information and our response. In addition, our consular team is working with missions around the world to protect American citizens and issue appropriate public warden information.
"We have been monitoring events in the Middle East and North Africa intensively today, and working with our personnel and missions overseas and host governments to strengthen security in all locations and to respond effectively where protests have turned violent."