U.S. officer got no reply to requests for more security in Benghazi

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    Now is the time America, let's get rid of the fail in the WH.

    U.S. officer got no reply to requests for more security in Benghazi - Yahoo! News Canada

    U.S. officer got no reply to requests for more security in Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. security officer twice asked his State Department superiors for more security agents for the American mission in Benghazi months before an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, but he got no response.

    The officer, Eric Nordstrom, who was based in Tripoli until about two months before the September attack, said a State Department official, Charlene Lamb, wanted to keep the number of U.S. security personnel in Benghazi "artificially low," according to a memo summarizing his comments to a congressional committee that was obtained by Reuters.
     
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    Catch-22 at the State Dept....
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    State Dept. acknowledges rejecting requests for more security in Benghazi
    October 10,`12 - Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, the former head of a 16-member U.S. military team in Libya says the consulate in Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, never had the forces it needed to protect itself.
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    Chaffetz accuses State Department of revealing classified information
    10/10/12 - Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) caused a stir at Wednesday's hearing on security lapses in Libya when he accused the State Department of publicizing classified information by displaying a satellite photograph of the United States consulate in Benghazi.
     

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