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  • Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell is slated to testify on Wednesday on a series of secure video teleconferences during the days immediately following the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks. (Associated Press)

    Libya station chief gives perspective on TV talking points

    Members of the House Intelligence Committee held a classified session Tuesday with the CIA's former Libya station chief, whose assessment that there had been no protest leading before the Benghazi terrorist attacks was left out of the Obama administration's talking points used on national television.


  • ** FILE ** Then-Deputy CIA Director Michael J. Morell received an email dated Sept. 15, 2012, from the Libya station chief saying that the Benghazi attack was "not an escalation of protests." (Associated Press)

    CIA ignored station chief in Libya when creating talking points on Benghazi

    Before the Obama administration gave an inaccurate narrative on national television that the Benghazi attacks grew from an anti-American protest, the CIA's station chief in Libya pointedly told his superiors in Washington that no such demonstration occurred, documents and interviews with current and former intelligence officials show.


  • Pentagon says Benghazi probes cost millions

    Congress' multiple investigations of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, have cost the Pentagon millions of dollars and thousands of hours of personnel time, according to the department.


  • Libya releases crew of renegade oil tanker

    The crew of a renegade oil tanker seized by the U.S. Navy and handed over to Libya has been released and will be deported, a Libyan investigator said Monday.


  • Libya detains crew of renegade oil tanker

    Libyan authorities boarded a renegade oil tanker and detained three militiamen and the crew after the vessel anchored off the country's coast Sunday, the state news agency and a Libyan navy spokesman said.


  • Libya's guns free-for-all fuels region's turmoil

    At the heart of the Libyan capital, the open-air Fish Market was once a place where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothes and pets. Now it's Tripoli's biggest arms market, with tables displaying pistols and assault rifles. Ask a vendor, and he can pull out bigger machine guns to sell for thousands of dollars.


  • Libyan official: US navy hands oil tanker to Libya

    American sailors handed over control of a captured North Korean-flagged oil tanker to Libyan forces while in international waters Saturday, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.


  • The Libyan parliament voted to oust Prime Minister Ali Zeidan last week over anger at the failure to stop rebels from independently exporting oil. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon: Libya to get seized tanker within days

    The U.S. Navy will hand over the hijacked oil tanker with 21 multinational sailors on board to the Libyan government in the next few days, a Pentagon spokesman said, adding the transfer is slated to take place in international waters.


  • AP source: Army team to begin Libyan training prep

    A small team of soldiers will go into Libya in the coming weeks to begin preparations for a larger U.S. mission to train Libyan troops in Bulgaria, a senior Army official said Wednesday.


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