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Security Agents Train To Stop The Next Benghazi

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

AT A MILITARY BASE IN VIRGINA (AP) — In long tunics and Bedouin scarves, men kick a soccer ball in front of the U.S. consulate. Women sit and eat. A...

New Charges Brought In 2012 Benghazi Attacks

AP | By ERIC TUCKER and PETE YOST | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant already behind bars was indicted Tuesday on new charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks, including crimes...

Hillary vs. the Media: Real War? Phony War? Or Good Cause?

William Bradley | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media
William Bradley

Hillary vs. the media bit is a good narrative frame for her, no matter its accuracy. It's certainly accurate enough to have some credibility. And then there's the fact that the public doesn't think much of the news media. This week, in fact, we've seen how it can work for her.

Pentagon: Benghazi Probes Cost Millions

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Congress' multiple investigations of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, h...

That Benghazi "Scandal"? Oh, Wait...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Darrell Issa says one thing. The facts say something else. ...

Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men: Remembering Ambassador Chris Stevens

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

It is said that war is a failure of diplomacy. It is. But the assassination of a humane and intelligent diplomat is an even greater default, for it is the equivalent of international suicide. Chris' love for diplomacy was not that of large abstraction but of intimate humanity.

CIA Benghazi Team Clash Led To 'Stand Down' Report

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA officers who testified privately to Congress about the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, revealed...

FBI: Congress Can Talk To Benghazi Survivors

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey told senators Thursday he is not opposed to Congress speaking with the survivors of the 2012 attack on th...

Senate Confirms Nominee Caught Up In Benghazi

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Victoria Nuland, President Barack Obama's choice as chief U.S. envoy for Europe who was widely cri...

Amanda Terkel

White House Releases Benghazi Emails

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The White House on Wednesday released the full set of emails surrounding the Obama administration’s development of talking points de...

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...

With Re: Benghazi -- We've Met the Enemy and It Is Not Us!

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

More than anything else, the attack of 9/11/12 reveals a bureaucracy's tendency to believe its own press.

Biden, Kerry Honor Slain Diplomats

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the courage and dedication of U.S. diplomats slain in the line of...

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.

Haggling for Hagel

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

After all the vituperative crowing and chest-thumping is over, Hagel's nomination will likely pass, but not before more taxpayer time and money is wasted and voters' approval of Congress sinks lower than McCain's trumped-up standards.

Senate Passes Bill To Improve Embassy Security

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Monday approved legislation that would allow the State Department to transfer $1.1 billion to improve security at U.S. emb...

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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Court Considers Release Of Postmortem Bin Laden Photos

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judges on a federal appeals court here gave little indication on Thursday they would second-guess the Obama administration's assertion t...

Tunisian Suspect In Benghazi Attack Freed

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 03.10.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian authorities released one of the only men in custody for alleged links to September's attack on the U.S. diplomatic mis...

Washington Bureaucracy Fingered in Killing of Ambassador Stevens

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

The sub-text of the report is that those in charge of the Near East Bureau and Diplomatic Security dropped the ball, though the Review Board was careful to not find the senior leadership to be so derelict of duty as to warrant immediate discipline.

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 ...

Benghazi Attack Suspect Held In Egypt

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

CAIRO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities are holding a man whose militant group is suspected of links to an attack in Libya in which the Americ...

Kerry: Libya Attack Report Imminent

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about...

Benghazi Security Chief Assassinated

AP | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's deputy interior minister says gunmen assassinated the security chief of the eastern city of Benghazi overnight. ...

Fatal Distraction: Why Republicans Should Shut Up About Libya

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

We know that Republicans do not like to govern, but apparently they want to prevent anyone else from doing it too, especially a popular Democratic president.