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Book: US Commandos Ordered to 'Stand Down' During Benghazi Attack

Authors say CIA station chief refused to let them begin rescue attempt

(Newser) - A new book written by US commandos guarding the American consulate in Benghazi in 2012 says they could have saved American Ambassador Chris Stevens, but the CIA station chief there refused to let them respond when the attack began. The book, 13 Hours, was obtained by the New York Times... More »

Last US Victim ID'd as Former Navy SEAL

Tyrone Woods was working in diplomatic security in Benghazi

(Newser) - The fourth American killed in the Libyan violence has been identified as former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, reports CNN . Few details are available about him other than that he was working as a diplomatic security officer when the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi took place. The same holds... More »

Chris Stevens Mourned as 'Right Man in Right Place'

Diplomat's death 'one of the saddest days of my life,' says Libya counterpart

(Newser) - In the wake of the Libya attack that killed US Ambassador Christopher Stevens , colleagues and officials are remembering those who died:
  • "This is one of the saddest days in my life," says Stevens' Libyan counterpart, ambassador to the US Ali Suleiman Aujali. "He was the man who
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