The Benghazi Attack
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On September 11, 2012, heavily armed Islamist militants stormed and burned the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city. The Pentagon issued an urgent call for an array of quick-response forces, but by the time the team arrived, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. diplomatic personnel had been killed.
The attack came about a year after an anti-government uprising led to the death of Muammar al-Qadhafi, an erratic, brutal dictator who had ruled the country for 40 years. A provisional government set in motion the process of creating a new constitution and was in place until J…Buy Full Issue$34.95
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Diplomatic Security in the World's Hot Spots
History, Government, Economy and Foreign Relations
Policy and Political Responses to the Benghazi Attack
Protecting U.S. Embassies and Consulates
Pro & Con
Did the Obama Administration Do Enough to Provide Security for the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya?