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Ambassador Chris Stevens

A Lasting Legacy for Ambassador Christopher Stevens

Elliot Gerson | Posted 03.22.2017 | Impact
Elliot Gerson

As a lifelong public servant, Chris Stevens dedicated himself to understanding local cultures in the Middle East and North Africa and building understanding between them and the United States.

Hillary Could Win With Humility and Empathy

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

The final basis for allowing humility and empathy to reshape the Clinton campaign is that it will preclude her opponents, who have not exhibited the strength of personal character to enlighten us of their own failings, to not let Mrs. Clinton's miscues be just another excuse to hold women back.

Zaki's Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.14.2017 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Why did it happen? Who did it? Why did they do it. We don't get any of that. Instead, what we do get is hordes of encroaching brown people, whose numbers don't seem to diminish no matter how many bullets are unloaded into them.

Benghazi Backfire! Presidential Hillary Clinton Showcased by GOP

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Had any of the Republicans been alert enough to alter their original game plan from the ad hominem, they might have stumbled across a few questions that warrant serious reflection from the Libyan experience.

The Whole of National Sacrifice

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Democratizing service and sacrifice would revitalize the meaning of citizenship, regenerate the civil-military relationship, and introduce an inclusiveness to help us find a more common basis of strength in our dangerously divided nation.

U.S. Officials Claim Ambassador Stevens Declined Additional Security

McClatchy | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

CAIRO — In the month before attackers stormed U.S. facilities in Benghazi and killed four Americans, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens twice turne...

A.P. and the A.G.

Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

The U.S. Justice Department's secret seizure of two months of phone records for reporters and editors of the Associated Press is a reckless violation of the First Amendment. There is nothing more sacred in the American democracy than freedom of the press.

Benghazi Politics

Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

Instead of focusing on what is being done to capture the perpetrators and what measures are being put in place to assure it doesn't happen again, tragically Republicans are zeroing in on a misleading set of administration talking points used by officials to explain the attack.

Marathoner's Daughter: 'Are We at War, Mommy?'

Kerry Patton | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Kerry Patton

The recent bombings in Boston should serve as a reminder that the United States is in fact fighting a war. It should also serve as a reminder that the war is not just one being fought abroad, but also here inside the United States.

Remembering a Foreign Policy Hero

Yaron Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media
Yaron Schwartz

U.S. foreign policy capabilities in the Middle East were greatly strengthened by Ambassador Stevens' efforts to treat others as his equal and to work with people from different countries to build a more just and free world.

Sequester and its Impact on Private Security Contractors

Kerry Patton | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Kerry Patton

With forecasted Defense budget cuts due to the potential of sequestration, private security contractors will be essential assets needed to ensure national security and prevention of total economic collapse.

A Matter of Honor -- Secretary Clinton's Benghazi Testimony

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

While others in the Republican Party may find it tempting to diminish the exemplary service of Secretary Clinton, it is a temptation that will be as unfair to her extraordinary diplomatic service as it is dishonoring of the lives of Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glenn Doherty and Ty Woods.

Report Throws Cold Water On Benghazi Conspiracy Theorists

Foreign Policy Passport | Blake Hounshell | Posted 12.19.2012 | World

My colleague Josh Rogin has a more complete and straightforward writeup of this report, an independent look at the State Department's handling of the ...

The Benghazi Hearings -- What Would Chris Stevens Say?

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Much to our nation's detriment, we are dangerously close to falling back into the pattern of a democracy that can self-destruct by means of self-investigation.

Ambassador: 'I Thought Twice I Was Going To Die'

Posted 11.19.2012 | World

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell joined HuffPost Live Monday to share her reaction to the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya on September 11...

A Less Nimble America in the Arab World

Daniel Byman | Posted 01.08.2013 | World
Daniel Byman

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngOur diplomats are like our soldiers -- they are precious to us, but we must also recognize that if they cannot take risks they cannot do their jobs.

Michael Calderone

News Outlets Didn't Publish Benghazi Detail At CIA's Request | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.02.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- U.S. intelligence officials, speaking on a not-for-attribution basis, provided reporters Thursday with the most detailed explanation yet o...

Remembering Ambassador Christopher Stevens

Justice Paul H. Anderson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Justice Paul H. Anderson

Ambassador Christopher Stevens is an American hero and we must take special care not to tarnish his legacy.

Truth of Benghazi Emails: Smoking Gun or Fog of War?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

A more realistic scenario takes into account the confusion that seems to have clearly ensued during and immediately after the attack, as Reuters also reports: "Intelligence experts caution that initial reports from the scene of any attack or disaster are often inaccurate."

Foreign Policy Debate: Give Us Gravitas, Not Gotchas

Christine Pelosi | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

In 15 days one of these candidates will be elected responsible for the most somber decisions anyone is called to make, so addressing them with gravitas is vital this evening.

On Libya Response, Obama Tells Jon Stewart: 'We Weren't Confused'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama rejected allegations of confusion within his administration following the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya while ...

Stay the Course in Diplomacy

Lt. General Donald L. Kerrick | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Lt. General Donald L. Kerrick

We must stay strong and resilient in our convictions as Americans always do, and stand our ground to promote our values and our national interests. That is how we can best honor the memory of those who gave their lives in Benghazi.

American Crossroads Attacks Obama Over Libya Response In New Web Video

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, the conservative super PAC backed by Karl Rove, released a new web video Thursday targeting President Barack Obama for his admini...

Politicizing the Benghazi Attacks

Joel Rubin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Who would you trust then, to get the terrorists who killed these four patriotic Americans in Benghazi? The people who got bin Laden or the people who forgot bin Laden?

Ambassador's Father: It Would Be 'Abhorrent' To Politicize Son's Death

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

The father of Christopher Stephens, the United States ambassador who was killed in the attack in Libya last month, said Saturday that it would be "abh...