Thursday, January 16, 2014
(Washington, DC) -- A report on the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya says the tragedy could have been prevented. The Senate Intelligence Committee has released a newly declassified report on the attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The report faults the State Department for not boosting security at the compound, despite warnings about possible attacks. The document cited "known security shortfalls" at the American consulate. The report also noted that U.S. military assets were not positioned to respond to the attack in a timely fashion.