Why the Algerian Gas Plant Didn't Have Armed Guards

Officials differ on whether more security could have stopped large attack

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 24, 2013 10:39 AM CST

(Newser) – The companies that run the Algerian gas plant overrun by militants last week decided against deploying armed guards in the large compound, depending instead on government patrols in the area and steel wire fences for protection, reports the New York Times. Many experts think an...   Read full story »


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