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Benghazi Attack

The Upside of the Muslim Conflict -- It Exists

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Deepak Chopra

I'd like to plea for a new mindset toward the Middle East -- not a new policy, which only a handful of government officials can set, but a better attitude from ordinary people when we turn on the evening news.

Kerry Slams Issa Action As 'Irresponsible And Inexcusable'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) criticized House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R- Calif.) for releasing 166 pages of "sensitive but unclassi...

Jason Linkins

Winning On Semantics, Missing The Point: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 19

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

One final note on this: we were a little dumbstruck by the number of people who commented that Obama had managed to definitively parry the issue or put Libya to bed. No, no! It really is more than what phrases were used in certain speeches, we're afraid. There is a whole debate coming on Monday, exclusively about foreign policy. That debate's moderator, Bob Schieffer, is absolutely going to want to earn his stripes. He will absolutely re-raise the question. If he doesn't he will be pilloried. So the matter has not been put to bed. Hopefully, Schieffer will manage to steer the discussion to more substantive grounds.

Mother Of Diplomat Slain In Libya: 'My Son Is Not Very Optimal -- He Is Also Very Dead'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

UPDATE 10/20/12 11:10 a.m.: In an interview with the Boston Herald, Pat Smith denied the Daily Mail's report. “It’s all (expletive). They lied....

Michael Calderone

Libya Attack Suspect Meets The Press

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.19.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- While questions remain about what exactly triggered the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, there appeared to be a b...

Ambassador Chris Stevens' Mother: 'I Don't Think It Is Productive To Lay Blame'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Mary Commaday, the mother of slain U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, on Thursday again dismissed the politicization of her son's death during the Sept. 1...

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.

Libyan Authorities Reportedly Identify Commander Of Embassy Attack

www.nytimes.com | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

CAIRO — Libyan authorities have singled out Ahmed Abu Khattala, a leader of the Benghazi-based Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, as a commander in the...

Obama's Epic Debate Performance and Romney's Implosion

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This was arguably one of those historic debate sequences which I believe will be replayed for many years to come. The challenger, riding a wave of solid polls following a strong first debate, literally imploded on the national stage.

Joshua Hersh

The Many Assumptions Of The Current Libya Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

One of the most raucous moments of Tuesday night's debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney came when the two sparred ...

The Double Standard Of Hillary Clinton

Jezebel | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

Last night, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN that she takes responsibility for the attacks on the US Embassy in Benghazi that resulted in t...

Romney Adviser Says Governor Will Push Obama To 'Man Up' On Libya

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney is prepared to push President Barack Obama to "man up" and answer for his administration's handling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Li...

Sabrina Siddiqui

David Axelrod, Beau Biden Hit Back At Libya Criticism

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign faced yet another tough morning of questioning Sunday over last month's attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya, which...

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...

Ian Gray

Gay GOP Group Publishes Gruesome Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ian Gray | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

A Republican gay rights group in Florida put out a graphic ad this week that includes what it claims is a photo of the lifeless body of Ambassador Chr...

Joshua Hersh

Romney Accuses Biden Of 'Doubling Down On Denial'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is taking renewed heat over a remark by Vice President Joe Biden in Thursday night's debate addressing how much the admi...

The Arab Spring Was Seminal and Will Not Be Replaced by an Arab Winter

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Frank Vogl

It is too easy to be overly influenced by the brutal daily news stories of radical assaults on freedom in this part of the world, and to form a conviction that the Arab Spring was little more than a sudden and very short-lived breath of fresh air.

'The Things They Are Telling Me Are Outright Lies'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

On the eve of the one-month mark since her son's death in a terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate Libya, Pat Smith demanded the answers she said she'd ...

Joshua Hersh

As Benghazi Attack Controversy Simmers, Some Diplomats Say Security Is Already Too Tight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Last month, shortly after an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya left four Americans dead, Barbara Bodine sat at home watching video c...

Jason Chaffetz Admits House GOP Cut Funding For Embassy Security: 'You Have To Prioritize Things'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged on Wednesday that House Republicans had consciously voted to reduce the funds allocated to the State Departm...

Officer Requested More Security For U.S. Consulate In Libya, Received No Response

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A U.S. security officer formerly stationed in Libya has told lawmakers he sent two cables to the State Department requ...

Stop Dishonoring Ambassador Stevens and His Colleagues

Kathy Kemper | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

No doubt, there are difficult questions that need to be answered -- and will be answered. But it's absurd for casual observers to claim that they know exactly what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

Benghazi-Tehran -- Warnings Unheeded

Barry Lando | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Barry Lando

A U.S. administration is accused of not increasing security at a sensitive diplomatic outpost in the Middle East, despite warnings from its own intelligence agencies. The results are catastrophic. We're talking not just about Libya today -- but Iran 30 years ago.

Dick Cheney: Obama Administration 'Involved In A Cover-Up' On Libya Attack

Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized the Obama administration for attempting "a cover-up" of what transpired in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, ...

After Benghazi: Diplomacy With a State; War Within

Wendy Chamberlin | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Wendy Chamberlin

Ambassador Chris Stevens's death aroused public debate regarding acceptable safety standards and circumstances for American diplomats and whether we should even be in "those places." The answer from those of us who have served in the Foreign Service: "Yes!" We should be there. We must be there.