November 13, 2012

What Went Wrong in Benghazi

Chicago Tribune, Chicago Tribune

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Day by day we learn more about why U.S. officials and security forces failed to protect Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans killed during Sept. 11 attacks in the strife-torn Libyan city of Benghazi. Congressional testimony by former security officials, expansive news accounts and a trove of emails and diplomatic cables from Stevens have begun to illuminate what went wrong.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, Chris Stevens, United States, Libya, Benghazi


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