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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - S.E. Gibson
House Republicans will hear behind closed doors from a senior U.S. Marine Corps officer who was responsible for special forces in Africa on the night of last year's deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, despite what some GOP members are saying was an effort by the Pentagon to hide him.
There was no military "stand-down" order given the night of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, military officials told lawmakers late Wednesday, contradicting a State Department official's account of the event.
Last month, Army Lt. Col. S.E. Gibson told the committee in a classified setting that no "stand-down" order was given that night, contrary to persistent allegations, according to a committee statement at the time.
Col. Gibson said Wednesday that no stand-down order was given, according to the House Armed Services subcommittee on oversight and investigations.