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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:25 PM

UPDATE: Independent Inquiry Faults State Dept. in Benghazi Attack

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Source: NYT



An independent inquiry into the attack on the United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans on Sept. 11 sharply criticized the State Department for a lack of seasoned security personnel and for relying on untested local militias to safeguard the compound, Congressional and State Department officials said Tuesday night.

The investigation into the attacks that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others also faulted State Department officials in Washington for ignoring requests for more guards and safety upgrades and for relying on specific warnings of imminent threats rather than adapting security procedures to a deteriorating security environment.

Finally, the report blamed two major State Department bureaus for failing to coordinate and plan adequate security at the mission and said that a number of officials had shown poor leadership.




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AP: Benghazi attack review finds systematic State Dept. failures

An independent panel investigating the Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three others has determined that systematic management failures at the State Department led to inadequate security leaving the diplomatic mission vulnerable. The review board also determined that no individual officers breached their duties.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/benghazi-attack-review-finds-systematic-state-dept-failures-but-no-officials-breached-duty/2012/12/18/1b5bbd98-4983-11e2-8af9-9b50cb4605a7_story.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:38 AM

1. Did they comment at all on how Republicans slashed the security budget to the quick?

If you ask me, the Republican gutting of the State Dept. security budget is TO BLAME.

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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:11 AM

2. Locking, sorry, this is a duplicate. Please continue discussion and post updates here:

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