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New Benghazi Panel Head Asks Why Americans Were In Dangerous Libyan City

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May 11, 2014 AT 9:07 AM
The head of a newly created U.S. House select committee tasked with investigating a 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic posts in the Libyan city of Benghazi said he would look into why there was an official presence in a city with a deadly reputation. Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, will head a panel that will investigate the attack by armed militants in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 which killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Gowdy noted that the city was known to be dangerous, adding; "We were the last flag flying in Benghazi and I would like to know why."