U.S. Senate Committee Report Faults the State Department on the Benghazi Consulate Attack

by Colonel on December 31, 2012

“A scathing Senate committee report on the Benghazi terrorist attack faults the State Department for failing to adequately respond to mounting security threats in the lead-up to the assault. The report says the facility was woefully under-protected at a time when the region, according to a top department official, was “flashing red” — yet security was not improved, and nobody recommended the compound be shut down.

The report said it was “widely understood” that the Libyan government could not adequately protect U.S. personnel, yet the State Department did not move to fill the “security gap.” The Senate committee said “no security standards” applied to the Benghazi post — there were “few meaningful physical barriers,” according to the report.

The report also cites past internal State Department reports recommending security measures dating back years that were not widely implemented.

” — Copyright 2012 Fox News Network LLC

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