More Benghazi Articles

  • Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons. The...

  • As turmoil engulfs Middle East, American opinion of Muslims, Arabs slides to five-year low: Survey

    Public opinion in the U.S. of Arabs and Muslims has steadily deteriorated over the past five years, with a growing number of Americans saying they now hold an unfavorable opinion of both groups, according to a Zogby poll released this week.

  • Obama's foreign policy Midas touch disappeared in Libya: Examiner Editorial

    Libya has become a regional arms-smuggling center. Terrorist groups and rival militias are using heavy artillery against each other and the government.

  • Congressman misses nearly all Oversight hearings, except the high-profile ones

    Rep. Pat Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican, attended only six of 32 full-committee House Oversight hearings last year. Of those, five were on hot-button issues.

  • Obama's laid-back style at times of crisis

    President Obama's quiet response to emergencies piling up both at home and abroad should come as no surprise.

  • Ready for Hillary: Survey shows a majority of voters are deeply unimpressed with Hillary Clinton's tenure at State Department

    A majority of voters say they are deeply unimpressed with Hillary Clinton's performance as secretary of State, an unflattering finding that comes as the former first lady reportedly mulls a 2016 bid, according to a new Politico survey.

  • House panel should focus on Obama's cover-up of Benghazi: Examiner Editorial

    New details about the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans provide both an opportunity and a caution to House Republicans as they create a special committee to investigate the attacks and their aftermath.

  • What the military did while Benghazi post burned

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn't do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, burned. Together their 30 hours of testimony to congressional investigators gives the fullest account yet of the military's response...

  • Fog of war in Benghazi hampered military response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The military might have been able to prevent two of the four U.S. deaths in Benghazi if commanders had known more about the intensity of the sporadic gunfire directed at the CIA installation where Americans had taken refuge and had pressed to get a rescue team there faster,...

  • Commanders: Benghazi rescue hampered by info lack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the four U.S. deaths in Benghazi might have been prevented, military leaders say, if commanders had known more about the intensity of the sporadic gunfire directed at the CIA facility where Americans had taken refuge and had pressed to get a rescue team there faster....

  • Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of...

  • APNewsBreak: No 'stand down' order in Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a "stand-down order" held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. The...

  • Elijah Cummings: The Democrats' first line of defense against Republican attacks

    There is no better manifestation of the rancorous partisan gridlock that has gripped Congress in recent years than the parties' proxy war between Reps. Elijah Cummings and Darrell Issa.

  • Benghazi: 2 days, 2 distinct attacks on Americans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders. The...

  • Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders suggests that well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, that followed the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night. The initial attack on Sept. 11, 2012,...



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