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VIDEO: Defense Department Briefing on Capture of Benghazi Terrorist Suspect Khattala and other subjects

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Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, briefed reporters about the capture of alleged terrorist Ahmed Abu Khatallah for civilian prosecution over the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Khattalah is now being held at a secure location outside of Libya and will be prosecuted in Washington, D.C.  Kirby avoided providing details about the capture, or how

NEWSLINK: Panetta says he personally told Obama about Benghazi attack

Image of Interior Damage of U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, After Attack, adapted from VOA image at VOANews.com

[Panetta says he personally told Obama about Benghazi attack – Washington Times 2.7.13 – click here for article] President Barack Hussein Obama reportedly was informed that an attack was unfolding on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, who was visiting Obama for a prearranged meeting at the time. The Washington Times highlighted the news in coverage of an additional

Bhengazi Attack Under Review in Washington; Congressional Hearings Continue

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In the wake of a scathing Administrative Review Board (ARB) report, Congressional hearings continue on security lapses leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.  The attacks, including fires from arson, killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stephens. Part I: State Department’s highest ranking foreign service officers, William Burns and Thomas Nides before House Foreign Affairs Committee Part

Republican Senators Criticize Benghazi Embassy Security – VOA

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(Voice of America – Scott Stearns – December 20, 2012 – http://www.voanews.com/content/republican-senators-criticize-benghazi-security/1568911.html) STATE DEPARTMENT — Opposition lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for sending diplomats to the Libyan city of Benghazi without enough security.  It follows an independent report into the September attack on the U.S. mission there that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Republican Senator Bob Corker says State Department officials

Bhengazi Report: Accountability Review Board (ARB) Report (Unclassified)

Image of Interior Damage of U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, After Attack, adapted from VOA image at VOANews.com

[Unclassified version of report by Accountability Review Board investigating the attack upon the U.S. consulate in Bhengazi, Libya, of Sept. 11, 2012, and related security lapses; adapted from PDF that appeared at: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/202446.pdf] “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana, Reason in Common Sense (1905) INTRODUCTION Pursuant to Title III of the Omnibus Diplomatic and Antiterrorism Act of