Oct 082012

US Embassy Staff “Pleaded” for More Security

These videos were uploaded by Oversight and Reform. Which gives you a small sample of the hearings this week:

Wednesday October 10, 2012

The day before the VP debate…

The Security Failures of Benghazi

12:00pm edt in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Ms. Charlene R. Lamb
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs, Bureau of Diplomatic Security- U.S. Department of State

Mr. Eric Nordstrom Regional Security Officer U.S. Department of State

Lt. Col. Andrew Wood Utah National Guard U.S. Army

Hearing will be streamed live HERE

(CBS News) The former head of a Special Forces “Site Security Team” in Libya tells CBS News that in spite of multiple pleas from himself and other U.S. security officials on the ground for “more, not less” security personnel, the State Department removed as many as 34 people from the country in the six months before a terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.

Lt. Col. Andy Wood will appear this week at a House Oversight Committee hearing that will examine security decisions leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. Speaking to CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, Wood said when he found out that his own 16-member team and a six-member State Department elite force were being pulled from Tripoli in August – about a month before the assault in Benghazi – he felt, “like we were being asked to play the piano with two fingers. There was concern amongst the entire embassy staff.”

ABC & CBS: Washington Denied US Staff in Libya Security Request for Plane


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