By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Benghazi isn't the first time the Obama administration has struggled with whether to call an attack on a U.S. post a terrorist attack. Nearly three years after the fact, the Defense Department still calls the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, an act of workplace violence, despite the suspect's ties to al Qaeda.
Calling the attack as terrorism would show "that our sacrifice meant something that day — that it wasn't just a random act of violence," Mr. Manning said. "We were fighting a domestic enemy. It would mean that the Army or the government finally recognized that what we went through was important. Everybody who was there that day was headed out for deployment."