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Benghazi Attack: Security Officer on State Department Blocking Requests

Benghazi Attack: Security Officer on State Department Blocking Requests

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — In a heated and dramatic congressional hearing Wednesday, witnesses who served with the U.S. diplomatic corps in Libya and pushed for a stronger security presence repeatedly faulted the State Department for s…

US Security Official: ‘Inappropriately Low’ Security in Benghazi Post

US Security Official: ‘Inappropriately Low’ Security in Benghazi Post

STR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Eric Nordstrom, the former Regional Security Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, has told congressional investigators that security at the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was “inappropriately low&rdq…

Romney Drops SEAL Story After Mother Complains

Romney Drops SEAL Story After Mother Complains

The Doherty Family(BOSTON) — Mitt Romney’s campaign said Wednesday he will stop citing his meeting with a former Navy Seal killed in last month’s terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya after the victim’s mother protested his us…

Romney Knew Navy SEAL Killed in Attack on US Consulate in Libya

Romney Knew Navy SEAL Killed in Attack on US Consulate in Libya

(VAN METER, Iowa) — Mitt Romney said Tuesday that he knew one of the Navy SEALs killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last month.Romney said that he met 42-year-old Glen Doherty at a Christmas party that he accidentally crashed, thinking…

New Details on US Consulate Attack in Benghazi

New Details on US Consulate Attack in Benghazi

STR/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — The size and “lethality” of the attack on the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead was “unprecedented,” according to a senior State Department o…

Libyan Security Officer Claims State Dept. Wanted to Reduce US Security Presence

Libyan Security Officer Claims State Dept. Wanted to Reduce US Security Presence

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — Eric Nordstrom, the former Regional Security Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, told congressional investigators looking into the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, that the Sta…

Ambassador Stevens Wanted Security Team to Stay in Libya

Ambassador Stevens Wanted Security Team to Stay in Libya

STR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens wanted a Security Support Team, made up of 16 special operations soldiers, to stay with him in Libya after their deployment was scheduled to end in August, the commander of that…

Ambassador Stevens Wanted Security Team to Stay in Libya

Ambassador Stevens Wanted Security Team to Stay in Libya

STR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens wanted a Security Support Team, made up of 16 special operations soldiers, to stay with him in Libya after their deployment was scheduled to end in August, the commander of that…

State Department Rejected Security Request in Libya, Email Shows

State Department Rejected Security Request in Libya, Email Shows

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — ABC News has obtained an internal State Department email from May 3, 2012 indicating that the State Department denied a request from the security team at the Embassy of Libya to retain a DC-3 airplane i…

FBI Investigators Visit US Consulate Attack Site in Benghazi

FBI Investigators Visit US Consulate Attack Site in Benghazi

STR/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. official confirms that an FBI team, under the protection of a U.S. military unit, visited Benghazi for the first time since the Sept. 11 attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Steven…

First Witnesses Called for House Hearings on Benghazi

First Witnesses Called for House Hearings on Benghazi

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to call two witnesses for its Oct. 10 hearings on what went wrong at the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.Per …

Amb. Stevens Cautioned Ex-Military Officer Against Libya Travel

Amb. Stevens Cautioned Ex-Military Officer Against Libya Travel

MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A short time before his death, Ambassador Chris Stevens warned a retired senior American military officer against traveling to Libya due to security concerns, the officer told ABC News.The officer said he …

National Intelligence Office Tries to Explain Evolving Intelligence on Benghazi

National Intelligence Office Tries to Explain Evolving Intelligence on Benghazi

STR/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — Shawn Turner, the spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence issued a statement Friday trying to explain the changing explanations of what happened after the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi was attacked, an …

Some Administration Officials Had Early Concerns Benghazi Attack Was Act of Terrorism

Some Administration Officials Had Early Concerns Benghazi Attack Was Act of Terrorism

US Department of Defense Photo by Glenn Fawcet(WASHINGTON) — Obama administration officials told ABC News they had early concerns the attack in Benghazi, Libya was the work of terrorists. Events were too uncertain, and suspicions had been aroused, off…

Administration Now Linking Al Qaeda Faction to Consulate Attack in Libya

Administration Now Linking Al Qaeda Faction to Consulate Attack in Libya

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The White House now accepts the likelihood that Islamic militant forces were behind the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, two weeks ago.Dur…

Obama Considers Libya Assault A ‘Terrorist Attack,’ White House Says

Obama Considers Libya Assault A ‘Terrorist Attack,’ White House Says

STR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed on Wednesday that President Obama believes the deadly assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a “terrorist attack” — a term the president ha…

Moammar Gadhafi’s Captor Tortured and Killed

Moammar Gadhafi’s Captor Tortured and Killed

Salah Malkawi/Getty Images(MISRATA, Libya) — One of the men who pulled former Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi from a drainpipe last year has been buried after he was kidnapped by Gadhafi supporters and tortured, later dying of his injuries.Omran Be…

Moammar Gadhafi’s Captor Tortured and Killed

Moammar Gadhafi’s Captor Tortured and Killed

Salah Malkawi/Getty Images(MISRATA, Libya) — One of the men who pulled former Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi from a drainpipe last year has been buried after he was kidnapped by Gadhafi supporters and tortured, later dying of his injuries.Omran Be…

Libyan Army Taking Control of Militias

Libyan Army Taking Control of Militias

Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images(TRIPOLI, Libya) — By absorbing militias into its army, Libya is taking concrete steps to gain control of paramilitary groups that may have had a hand in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi two weeks ago that left…

Libyan Army Taking Control of Militias

Libyan Army Taking Control of Militias

Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images(TRIPOLI, Libya) — By absorbing militias into its army, Libya is taking concrete steps to gain control of paramilitary groups that may have had a hand in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi two weeks ago that left…

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