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Islamist Militia Claims To Have 'Secured' U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya

AP | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after Ame...

More Money for Diplomacy

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

I am concerned not only for the safety of our diplomatic corps, but also from the growing perception that they are not a priority concern. Right now we are busily chopping the Pentagon's budget, which in my view is long overdue, but at the same time we need to beef up our diplomatic budget.

4 State Department Officials Resign After Harsh Benghazi Report

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 02.18.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — Four State Department officials resigned under pressure Wednesday, less than a day after a damning report blamed management failure...

Benghazi -- The Selective Memory of Republicans, and the Media

Dee Evans | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Dee Evans

Did everyone in the free world all of a sudden forget that it was not the Obama administration but the protestors on the ground in Libya who actually first stated that the reason they were protesting was because of the anti-Islam video, Innocence of Muslims?

Libyan Authorities Reportedly Identify Commander Of Embassy Attack | 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...

Joshua Hersh

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

WATCH: Colbert Rips Romney's Tone-Deaf Response To Libya

Posted 09.18.2012 | Comedy

Poor Stephen Colbert. He has so many opinions to bestow upon Americans, but every few months Comedy Central forces him to take time off. But as soon a...

Jennifer Bendery

John McCain: Libya Attacks On U.S. Officials Were Planned By Terrorists | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he suspects last week's attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya were planned in advance and...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Social Conservatives Embrace Romney For 'No Apologies' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social conservatives on Friday wholeheartedly embraced Mitt Romney’s "no apologies" response to the attacks on U.S. diplomatic mission...

Joshua Hersh

Libya Attack Points To Dilemma Of Unfinished Arab Spring | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

A timely new report from the nonprofit International Crisis Group warns that Libya's internal disarray poses a significant threat to the safety and se...

Obama Honoring Libya Victims

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. — Four Americans killed in an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya returned home Friday, their remains each carried i...

Read The Original "Innocence Of Muslims" Casting Notice

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.14.2012 | Arts

A posting in the online archives of Backstage offers strong evidence that the actors cast in "The Innocence of Muslims" were misled by the film's prod...

Romney Tries To Defend Embassy Lies

New York Magazine | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney created his most recent campaign shitstorm by launching an attack that was, simultaneously, an absurdly disingenuous argument built upon a...

Revealed: Inside Story Of U.S. Envoy's Assassination

The Independent | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The...

Jaweed Kaleem

Anti-Muslim Film May Jeopardize Relations Between Major Religions | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.14.2012 | Religion

Most acts of religiously motivated violence pit one faith against the other, but the uproar across the Middle East over clips of an anti-Islam film th...

Advice to Media and Muslims: Don't Feed the Trolls

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 11.13.2012 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

The jerk who made that video, the one that supposedly incited rioting and murder in Egypt and Libya, is the very definition of a troll: He made it to elicit the reaction he was sure he'd cause. That is what trolls do.

PHOTOS: Pro-American Libyans Slams Terrorism, Offers Apology For Tuesday's Attack

Posted 09.14.2012 | World

On the heels of Tuesday's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, protesters took to the streets of Tripoli to offer condolences for t...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Clarifies Eyebrow-Raising Egypt Statement | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's statement in an interview Wednesday night that the Egyptian government was neither an ally nor an enemy to the ...

Senior Security Official: Libya Attack Was Planned, 2-Part Militant Assault

AP | OSAMA ALFITORY | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya — The attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, was an organized two-part operation by heavily ...

Andrea Stone

Former Navy SEAL Killed In Libya Attack Fought Proselytizing In The Ranks | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

One of the security guards killed during an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that may have been related to an incendiary anti-Musl...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Portman Admits He Doesn't Have All The Facts While Defending Romney | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

In a bid to defend Mitt Romney from the political fallout over the embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) admitted on Thursday ...

What McCain Won't Say

AP | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain is accusing President Barack Obama of pursuing "a feckless foreign policy" that has compromised American influence...

Jaweed Kaleem

A Religious Motivation Behind Film That Lead To Middle Eastern Protests? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.13.2012 | Religion

UPDATE: Sept. 13, 11:34 a.m. -- The Associated Press has identified Californian Nakoula Basseley Nakoula as the man behind the anti-Muslim film that's...

Jennifer Bendery

House Appropriations Chairman 'Open' To Cutting Off Libya Aid | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says he won't bow to requests by conservative lawmakers to cut off U.S. aid to Libya ...

Joshua Hersh

Battle For Libya Consulate Raged For 4 Hours | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The battle over the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where four American diplomats lost their lives Tuesday night, lasted for approxim...