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Former Special Forces Commander: DOD Could Have Flown Rescue Team From Tripoli to Benghazi

Posted By admin On February 7, 2013 @ 6:19 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News [1]
Feb 7, 2013

Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin–formerly commander of U.S. Special Forces Command and deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence—told CNSNews.com that, if it had been asked, the Defense Department could have sent a plane to Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, to transport a rescue team of U.S. security personnel that instead ended up taking a chartered private plane from Tripoli to Benghazi that night.

“There is no question that we could have moved an airplane in there and we could have also put boots on the ground at the embassy,” Gen. Boykin told CNSNews.com.

“State should have coordinated with DOD and said: We’ve got to have an airplane,” said Gen. Boykin. “The Department of Defense could have provided an airplane in there. All they had to do was ask.”

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[6] State Dept. Email to White House at 6:07 PM on 9/11/12: ‘Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-dept-email-to-white-house-at-607-pm-on-91112-ansar-al-sharia-claims-responsibility-for-benghazi-attack.html

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