MSM is focusing on the price-tag of defending the former SecState but for us this story serves as a reminder to Americans that we live in a dangerous world that's getting smaller by the day. 

Like it or not, the reality is that this is one of many instances wherein international policy efforts have consequences here in the homeland. 

A few deets . .  .

The department told Congress in a report that the cost of protecting Pompeo and former Iran envoy Brian Hook between August 2021 and February 2022 amounted to $13.1 million. The report, dated Feb. 14 and marked “sensitive but unclassified,” was obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday.

Pompeo and Hook led the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran and the report says U.S. intelligence assesses that the threats to them have remained constant since they left government and could intensify. The threats have persisted even as President Joe Biden’s administration has been engaged in indirect negotiations with Iran over a U.S. return to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

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US pays $2M a month to protect Pompeo, aide from Iran threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says it's paying more than $2 million per month to provide 24-hour security to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a former top aide, both of whom face "serious and credible" threats from Iran.