africa

The U.S. government will spend an estimated $60 to $100 million on an array of security and travel provisions for an Obama family trip to Africa later this month, according to a report published by The Washington Post on Thursday.

The costs include air transportation for 56 vehicles, including 14 parade limousines, trucks carrying bulletproof glass to install at hotels, specialized communications vehicles, an ambulance capable of handling biological and chemical contaminants, and one with X-ray equipment.

The cost of human capital includes 100 Secret Service Agents at each of the first three cities the Obamas will visit, followed by 65 at the fourth, and another 80 to 100 to work rotating around-the-clock shifts to protect the First Family.

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