Sen. John Kerry, right, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, listens to testimony during a hearing Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 on the Benghazi attack. William J. Burns, deputy secretary of state, and Thomas R. Nides, deputy secretary of  state for management and resources, were witnesses. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Sen. John Kerry, right, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, listens to testimony during a hearing Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 on the Benghazi attack. William J. Burns, deputy secretary of state, and Thomas R. Nides, deputy secretary of state for management and resources, were witnesses. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)