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US intelligence agencies faulted for Libya fallout

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In this April 11, 2011, file photo, then U.S. envoy Chris Stevens attends meetings at the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in Benghazi, Libya. An independent review board is set to reveal its findings on the Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, a report the administration hopes will bolster its assertion that diplomats took all reasonable measures to anticipate and respond to the violence, and end months of finger-pointing and recriminations over whether the deaths could have been avoided. Diplomats and intelligence officers alike have testified to the rising risk in Benghazi and growing debate over how to improve security prior to the attack, set against Ambassadors Chris Stevens' decision to keep the Benghazi diplomatic post open and even visit there on Sept. 11. AP/Ben Curtis

A Senate report has found that the White House did not make major changes in the script that Obama administration officials used after the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

White House told of Libyan attack claim Sept. 11

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton  AP Photo

Two hours after the U.S. Consulate came under attack in Benghazi, Libya, the White House was told that a militant group was claiming responsibility for the violence that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Republicans hammer State witnesses on Libya attack

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Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for international programs at the State Department's Bureau of Diplomat Security, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, October 10, 2012, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other Americans. AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Four weeks before the U.S. elections, Republicans used a politically charged House hearing to confront State Department officials about security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya and assail the Obama administration’s early response to the killing of the ambassador and three other Americans there.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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