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  • Her own words: In her final days as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton tells a Senate committee that she saw no specific security requests for Benghazi and "I wasn't involved in the talking points process." (Associated Press)

    Hillary Clinton all but erased from tragic story of the attack in Benghazi

    A huge wave of public testimony, reports and documents on what happened in Benghazi now floods Washington, and little of it focuses on the role of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton before, on, or after Sept. 11, 2012.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    LYONS: Benghazi was a planned tragedy

    The recent reports by the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Armed Services Committee make clear that no organization in the chain of command, including the White House, should have been surprised by the tragic events that occurred at our Benghazi Special Mission Compound (SMC) on Sept. 11, 2012.

  • Glen Doherty

    VALLELY: Obama's Benghazi cover-up

    Thirty-four Americans at the U.S. Special Mission and CIA Annex in Benghazi were attacked by Islamic terrorists in two waves, the first starting at 9:40 p.m. the evening of Sept. 11, 2012.

  • ** FILE ** Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about Syria on Sept. 9, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex in Washington, during a the White House Forum to Combat Wildlife Trafficking. Clinton said any move by Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control would be an "important step." (Associated Press)

    CURL: The drip, drip, drip of Benghazi

    Another day, another revelation on Benghazi. The "bipartisan" Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week put out a scathing report on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya, citing "systematic failures" that led to the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Contractors of the U.S. security firm Blackwater secure the site of a roadside attack near the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad in 2005. The firm, whose guards were accused of fatally shooting 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007, left Baghdad on Thursday.

    State Department chose flight over fight in Benghazi, Senate report says

    Armed State Department security agents retreated rather than fire on terrorists who were invading the U.S. mission in Benghazi, says a Senate Intelligence Committee report.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton congratulates President Barack Obama on the House vote to pass health care reform, prior to a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, March 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    BENGHAZI WAS PREVENTABLE: Hillary Clinton cited for major security lapses

    The 2012 terrorist assault on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, involved attackers from several major international terrorist networks, according to a Senate report that blames the intelligence community and the State Department — and Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens himself — for lapses.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    TIMMERMAN: Why is the NY Times preparing the way for Hillary's run?

    The New York Times has done excellent reporting on Libya. The newspaper was among the first to reveal that U.S.-approved arms for the Libyan rebels had fallen into the hands of jihadi groups and, more generally, on the rise of al Qaeda-affiliated groups in Libya and North Africa.

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    GAFFNEY: 'We're here to kill Americans'

    Team Obama must still answer for undeniably lax security in Benghazi

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Find missing Benghazi security requests

    In the five months leading up to the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, there were two bombings on the consulate there. One blew a big hole in a wall; following it, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens requested more security. Instead, the number of security personnel was reduced. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has testified that millions of cables came to her office, and because she could not read them all, she did not see the security requests.

  • SHROUDED: Nearly a year after the remains of the four Americans were repatriated, little is known about the Benghazi terrorist attack that killed them. Survivors have said little publicly, "talking points" have proved false and the White House has called it a "phony scandal." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    TIMMERMAN: The real questions about Benghazi

    Secrets about how the tragedy happened still remain hidden

  • SONENSHINE: Personifying America outside the perimeter

    September brings a change in seasons and a chance to remember. A dozen years have passed since the day the twin towers fell, but we never look at a bright-blue, clear September sky quite the same way, and certainly each September 11 anniversary gives us pause. With so much global agony, including conflict in Syria and throughout the Middle East, this is a good time to remind ourselves about the value of our diplomacy, particularly public diplomacy, and to remember those working overseas so that we can feel secure at home. Let's not get lulled into a false sense of security or dare to forget those who are keeping us safe.

  • DESANTIS: Justice, absent in Damascus, awaits in Benghazi, too

    One of President Obama's key arguments for military intervention in Syria is that its president, Bashar Assad, violated international norms by using sarin gas. While the Obama administration loudly beats the war drums over Mr. Assad's violation of international norms, it remains virtually silent on another egregious violation of international norms: the slaying of an American diplomat.

  • Christopher Harper

    HARPER: Skepticism required in the face of Obama's terror warnings

    As new information surfaces about last year's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and as the National Security Agency scandal continues to swirl throughout the media, the Obama administration has come out with a worldwide warning about the possibility of serious terrorist attacks.

  • **FILE** Libyan civilians celebrate the raiding of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 21, 2012, after hundreds of civilians, military and police raided the Brigades base. The attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has sparked a backlash among frustrated Libyans against the heavily armed gunmen, including Islamic extremists, who run rampant in their cities. (Associated Press)

    First criminal charges filed in Benghazi attack

    Prosecutors have filed the first charges in the Benghazi terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic post against militia leader Ahmed Khattalah.

  • Emails reveal how accuracy was scrubbed out of Benghazi 'talking points'

    As the hour grew late on the night of Sept. 14, the White House wanted to make one thing clear to the State Department and the CIA as the three collaborated on what would come to be known as the Benghazi "talking points," designed to be used by Congress and administration officials to explain what had happened three days earlier at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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