U.S. embassy security? Not in my experience
Pat Ferguson Hanson:
I was working as a young diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece, in 1975 when CIA Station Chief Richard Welch was killed in front of his wife upon their return home from a staff Christmas party. I know firsthand something about security at our posts overseas, and I consider myself lucky to be alive.
Before he was murdered, Welch had been identified as a CIA employee in a local newspaper and was then hunted down by a notorious group of violent activists known as the 17th of November. (The group took its name from the date of a student uprising at the Greek Polytechnic University. The purpose of the uprising was to oppose the military junta that governed Greece for seven years.)
The same article stated that other CIA agents could be found among the junior officers in the cultural section of the embassy. There were just two of us; both of us served as assistant cultural attaches. Did we get increased security after Welch’s murder? Perhaps bodyguards? We did not. This led me to conclude that we were considered expendable.