The Attack in Benghazi, Libya: Review and Lessons


Garrett Savitt (Editor)

Series: Foreign Policy of the United States, Defense, Security and Strategies
BISAC: POL037000

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton convened an Accountability Review Board for Benghazi to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, killings of four U.S. government personnel, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, John Christopher Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya. A series of attacks involving arson, small-arms and machine-gun fire, and use of rocket-propelled grenades, focused on two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, as well as U.S. personnel en route between the two facilities. In addition, the attacks severely wounded two U.S. personnel, injured three Libyan contract guards and resulted in the destruction and abandonment of both facilities. This book examines whether the attacks were security related; whether security systems and procedures were adequate and implemented properly; the impact of intelligence and information availability; whether any other facts of circumstances in these cases may be relevant to appropriate security management of U.S. missions worldwide; and finally, whether any U.S. government employee or contractor, breached her of his duty. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Report of the Accountability Review Board for the Attack in Benghazi, Libya

Secretary Clinton’s Letter to Congress Regarding the Accountability Review Board (ARB) Report
(U.S. Department of State)

Statement of Senator John Kerry, Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearing on “Benghazi: The Attack and Lessons Learned”

Statement of William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State. Hearing on “Benghazi: The Attack and Lessons Learned”

Statement of Thomas R. Nides, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources. Hearing on “Benghazi: The Attack and Lessons Learned”

Flashing Red: A Special Report on the Terrorist Attack at Benghazi
(Joseph I. Lieberman, Susan M. Collins, U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs)

Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Background and Policy Issues
(Alex Tiersky, Susan B. Epstein, CRS)


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