Behind the crisis in Benghazi, a lack of firepower

As Americans fought for their lives in Benghazi, Libya, the Pentagon’s options for direct intervention were limited to a fleet of F-16 fighters.

Libyans celebrate one year on since the country was declared liberated from former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, at Martyrs Square in Tripoli, Libya , on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gaia Anderson)

Libyans celebrate one year on since the country was declared liberated from former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, at Martyrs Square in Tripoli, Libya , on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gaia Anderson)

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