Has the State Department Learned the Lessons of Benghazi?

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From The Daily Signal: A Veteran’s Day feature from the Associated Press showcased the improved training of diplomatic security agents, with a view to demonstrating that the lessons of Benghazi have been absorbed by the State Department. In a simulation in a location in Virginia dubbed Erehwon (“nowhere” spelled backwards), State Department security staff beat back an attack resembling the attack on the ill-fated… Read more »

What Happened to the ‘Sensitive Information’ Stolen in Benghazi?

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From The Weekly Standard: The Justice Department has released a new, superseding indictment in the government’s case against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the only suspect held by the U.S. in connection with the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The indictment, of course, doesn’t come close to telling the whole story. But we do… Read more »

Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review

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From The Daily Signal: As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses… Read more »

Here comes Benghazi, The Investigation

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From The Washington Times: The 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is nine days off, bringing a certain disquiet to the nation, along with newly realized resolve. Recent polls consistently reveal a public that is more hawk than dove; Americans approve of airstrikes against Islamic State fighters, while majorities say the Obama administration’s… Read more »

Democrats Wary of Benghazi Inquiry Stretching Into ’16 Election Season

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From The New York Times: WASHINGTON—A House Republican-led investigation of the 2012 terrorist attack on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, will extend well into next year, and possibly beyond, raising concerns among Democrats that Republicans are trying to damage Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential prospects. Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina and the chairman… Read more »

State Department Rejects Most Critical Security Recommendations Post-Benghazi

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From the Daily Signal: The State Department released a report earlier this month on implementation of the Best Practices Panel’s (BPP) recommendations on diplomatic security. Interestingly, the two most important ones were rejected by the State Department. The panel of five seasoned security experts was established according to the recommendation of the Benghazi Accountability Review… Read more »