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Trail of Benghazi security lapses leads to State Department senior leadership, records show

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Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
Fox News [1]
June 23, 2013


The decision to keep U.S. personnel in Benghazi with substandard security was made at the highest levels of the State Department by officials who have so far escaped blame over the Sept. 11 attack, according to a review of recent congressional testimony and internal State Department memos by Fox News.

Nine months before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, State Department Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy signed off on an internal memo [3] that green-lighted the Benghazi operation.

The December 2011 memo [3] from Jeffrey Feltman — then-Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) — pledged “to rapidly implement a series of corrective security measures.” However, no substantial improvements were made, according to congressional testimony to the House oversight committee from Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom.

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[1] Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/22/trail-benghazi-security-lapses-leads-higher-at-state-department-records-show/

[2] video.foxnews.com: http://video.foxnews.com

[3] internal memo: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/interactive/2013/06/21/action-memo-for-under-secretary-kennedy/

[4] Biden contradicts State Department on Benghazi security: http://www.prisonplanet.com/biden-contradicts-state-department-on-benghazi-security.html

[5] Benghazi witness points finger at Clinton on lapses in consulate security: http://www.prisonplanet.com/benghazi-witness-points-finger-at-clinton-on-lapses-in-consulate-security.html

[6] WH Benghazi Documents Show CIA, State Both Wanted Terror References Removed from Talking Points: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wh-benghazi-documents-show-cia-state-both-wanted-terror-references-removed-from-talking-points.html

[7] Hillary: ‘I Take Responsibility For Benghazi Security’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hillary-i-take-responsibility-for-benghazi-security.html

[8] State Dept. turns over Benghazi documents: http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-dept-turns-over-benghazi-documents.html

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