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  • ** FILE ** National Security Adviser Susan Rice. (Associated Press)

    GRAY: Seeds of Benghazi disaster sown in 2011 invasion

    The creation of a select committee on Benghazi provides an opportunity to illuminate a major issue that has barely been mentioned — namely, the fact that the United States, together with the French and the British, initiated a military intervention in Libya in 2011 that did not have congressional authorization and appears to have been largely forgotten.

  • USS Bataan moves into Mediterranean

    The Navy warship USS Bataan has moved into the Mediterranean Sea and could be used, if needed, for any possible evacuation of American personnel from Libya.

  • Former Florida Rep. Allen West  will host the "First Allen West Black Tie Boot Camp" at a historic Palm Beach Island hotel in late March. (Associated Press)

    Allen West: Source told me 'the ground truth' on Benghazi; operations 'shrouded in a fog of lies'

    Former GOP congressman and political commentator Allen B. West says he knows "the ground truth" about what really happened during the Benghazi attack.

  • FILE - In this May 21, 2013, file photo, Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., speaks to the reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Republicans hoping to ride Benghazi to a November sweep of midterm elections have entrusted a seven-member team, including Roby, with "getting to the truth," in the words of House Speaker John Boehner, on whether the Obama administration misled Americans about the deadly attack.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Correction: Benghazi Investigators story

    In a story May 18 and May 19 about Republican members of the new House Select Committee on Benghazi, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, had asserted that the State Department rejected more than 200 requests for additional security before the deadly Benghazi attack. Jordan's comments were incorrectly characterized. He spoke of more than 200 security incidents in Libya before the attack.

  • AP INTERVIEW: Rogue Libya general vows to fight on

    A renegade general leading a week-long military campaign in Libya against Islamists dominating the country's political scene urged Thursday for a "war against terrorism," vowing to keep up his offensive until he purges his nation of militants.

  • Libya general calls for council to take power

    Gen. Khalifa Hifter has been waiting decades for his moment.

  • FILE - In this Friday, March 18, 2011 file photo, then Libyan senior Rebel commander Khalifa Hifter leaves a press conference in the court house in the center of Benghazi, eastern Libya. Libya's army chief ordered the deployment of Islamist-led militias to the capital Tripoli on Monday, May 19, 2014 in response to the storming of parliament by forces loyal to a renegade general, paving the way for a possible showdown between rival militia fighters. The revolt by Gen. Khalifa Hifter threatens to detonate the long volatile divisions among the multiple militias that dominate Libya amid the weakness of the central government and military. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    General's revolt threatens to new fight in Libya

    A revolt by a renegade general against Islamists who dominate Libya's politics threatened to spiral into an outright battle for power that could fragment the North African nation as the country's numerous armed militias on Monday started to line up behind the rival camps.

  • In this Saturday, May 17, 2014 photo, Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter addresses a press conference in Benghazi, Libya. The death toll from fighting over the weekend in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between troops loyal to Hifter, a rogue general, and Islamist militias has risen to at least 70, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. In a statement late Saturday, Libya's interim prime minister, parliament speaker and the head of military warned Hifter against further pursuing his offensive and threatened the troops cooperating with him. (AP Photo/Mohammed el-Shaiky)

    Renegade Libyan general says parliament suspended

    Forces apparently loyal to a renegade Libyan general said they suspended parliament Sunday after earlier leading a military assault against lawmakers, directly challenging the legitimacy of the country's weak central government three years after the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Libya's leadership condemned the attack and vowed to carry on.

  • 24 killed as Libyan forces battle militias in east

    Fierce fighting in eastern Libya between army troops loyal to a rogue general and two militias killed 24 people Friday, with the country's top military official calling the offensive launched without government approval a "coup."

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