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Commanders: Benghazi Rescue Hampered By Lack Of Information

AP | By DONNA CASSATA and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the four U.S. deaths in Benghazi might have been prevented, military leaders say, if commanders had known more about the in...

Benghazi Suspect Said He Was Moved To Take Revenge For American-Made Video

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Benghazi attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala, who was captured by U.S. forces on Sunday, told people the move against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Li...

House GOP, Democrats Spar Over Benghazi Investigation

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday moved toward an election-year special investigation of the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic post ...

Republicans Focus On Benghazi Ahead Of Midterm Elections

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats opened the door Tuesday to participating in a special panel's investigation of the deadly attack in Benghazi, Liby...

Dems Call GOP-Led Probe A 'Witch-Hunt'

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday demanded an end to a Republican-led investigation into the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic missi...

House GOP Pursues Benghazi 'Stand Down' Probe

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican chairman is doggedly pursuing the question of whether military personnel were told to "stand down" during the 2...

NSA, Benghazi and the Monsters of Our Own Creation

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

If we are so smart why are we so dumb? I am referring to the "intelligence" that our spy agencies have gathered at great cost in both massive secret black box budgets and, much more important, the surrender of our personal freedom to the snooping eyes of our modern surveillance state.

Dick Cheney Swings At Hillary Clinton Over Benghazi Attack

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on conservative Hugh Hewitt’s radio program Thursday, criticizing former Secretary of State Hillary Clint...

Explosion Hits Libya Foreign Ministry In Benghazi

AP | ESAM MOHAMED and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — A car bomb tore through a Libyan Foreign Ministry building in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday, a powerful reminder of...

State Dept. Officials Return After Devastating Attack

AP | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Four State Department officials have been cleared of security failures that led to an attack last year on a diplomatic outpost in B...

Obama Plays It Safe Post-Benghazi

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama seems determined to make sure he doesn't have another Benghazi. Pilloried by Republicans in Congress for it...

U.S. Files First Charges In Benghazi Attack

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

The Department of Justice has filed charges against Libyan militia leader Ahmed Khattalah over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Beng...

State Department To Senate: Help Us Prevent Another Benghazi

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — State Department officials say 15 high-risk U.S. diplomatic facilities must be upgraded or replaced to prevent any Benghazi-like at...

Rick Perry Makes Another 'Oops'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) is usually quick to admit that he's prone to making mistakes while behind a podium, and on Saturday he did so again, just mo...

Dozens Killed In Benghazi Protest

AP | ESAM MOHAMED and AYA BATRAWY | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — One of Libya's highest military officers resigned Sunday after clashes between protesters and a government-aligned militia he w...

For Susan Rice, Libya Brought Success And Disappointment

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Libya brought Susan Rice her biggest success and, ultimately, caused her greatest professional disappointment. Rice, who was appoin...

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...

GOP Strategists Question Benghazi Strategy

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Republican strategists questioned why the party is continuing to focus on the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya...

White House Releases Information Amid GOP Questions

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama did not speak to any Libyan government officials until the night after the deadly Sept. 11 a...

GOP Senators Press Obama

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Republican senators are asking President Barack Obama whether he spoke to any Libyan government official during the deadly assault...

Clinton Facing Tough Questions From Congress

Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faces tough questions in her long-awaited congressi...

Benghazi Hearing Creates Awkward Situation For John Kerry

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Thursday acknowledged major weaknesses in security and errors in judgment exposed in a scathing independent...

2 Police Stations Targeted By Attacks In Benghazi

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2013 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Two police stations were targeted in what appeared to be simultaneous attacks in the eastern Lib...

Lawmakers Describe Findings In Classified Video Of Benghazi Attack

Bloomberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

A classified video of the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, shows a sudden attack by armed men who broke through the compound's gates ...

Confusing Presentation Fails To Explain Critical Event

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

After weeks of requests and political back and forth, the Obama administration on Thursday shared with Congress video evidence, debriefings, and photo...