WASHINGTON: US State Department Spokesperson Mark Toner has again confirmed the presence of the Tactical Security Operation Centre in Pakistan.
Tactical security operations center’ about which Secretary of State John Kerry had said that Pakistan was among the countries in which the US has state-of-the-art security operations center, Toner added it’s an embassy operations center for monitoring purpose.
“It’s basically monitoring worldwide activity 24/7 in order to – if something happens in anywhere in the world that affects our people or affects American citizens or is a crisis that it has to involve the Secretary of State or, rather, the inter-agency, the operations center is, if you will, the first responders to any kind of activity like that, to any kind of crisis.”
Elaborating on the function of these centres, Toner said the embassy operations center are kind of a central location – is a central location to a kind of coordinate security and emergency events as well as monitor threats to the embassy or its personnel and it allows for real-time communications with Diplomatic Security and department officials in Washington.
It also allows us a way to connect directly with host government officials. So we have one of these in Pakistan, we have them elsewhere in the world as well.