On the night of September 11, 2012, a heavily armed group of between 125 and 150 gunmen attacked the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, in Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and another diplomat. Several hours later in the early morning of the next day, a second assault targeted a nearby CIA annex in a different compound about one mile away, killing two embassy security personnel.
Ten others were injured in the attacks which were strongly condemned by the governments of Libya, the United States, and many other countries throughout the world. The controversy stems from possible coverup attempts by the Obama White House before a contentious election.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings Friday that he believed all along that the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a terrorist strike, even though that wasn't how the Obama administration initially described it publicly.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders Wednesday to Republican critics of the Obama administration's handling of the deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, facing off with lawmakers who included potential 2016 presidential rivals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to serve as ambassador to Libya says she will insist on sufficient security at any U.S. installation nearly eight months after a deadly assault killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday renewed charges that the Obama administration is covering up information about last year's deadly assault in Benghazi, Libya, drawing an angry rebuke from Democrats who accused the GOP of politicizing the issue at a jam-packed hearing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top diplomat in Libya has been telling members of Congress today about a 2 a.m. phone call from then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the middle of the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
A top US official who was in Libya during the deadly attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi has given the first public account of the event.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steady drips of information about a horrific night in Libya are fueling Republican arguments designed to fire up the conservative base and undercut potential presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama is "mired" in a series of scandals and must find a way to surmount them.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House Oversight panel says retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering made clear in a closed-door deposition that his investigation of last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya, was thorough.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has issued two subpoenas to the State Department for documents related to the deadly assault last year on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice as chief U.S. envoy for Europe who was criticized for her role in the talking points created after last year's deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are strongly criticizing the review board that investigated last year's Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it held four employees responsible for mistakes in the run-up to last year's Benghazi attack even though they are still working for the State Department.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans who've been investigating last year's deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, have given a grilling today to a former U.N. ambassador and a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman over their review of the administration's handling of the matter.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's prime minister says that conditions on the ground are not favorable for a successful probe into attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department audit has found that an investigation of the deadly attack on the Benghazi, Libya diplomatic post was unbiased. But it says weaknesses persist in how the U.S. identifies threats overseas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee says the deadly assault on a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented if U.S. officials had heeded warnings of terrorist activity, including threats to Western targets, and had improved security in response.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee is blaming the State Department, the intelligence community and even the late Ambassador Chris Stevens for failing to communicate and heed warnings of terrorist activity before the 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. If they had done so, the report says, the attack could have been prevented.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate report on the 2012 attacks on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, say systemic failure of security for U.S. diplomats overseas led to the deaths of the ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 11, 2014--A new OPSEC report combines for the first time in a single document the findings of multiple official investigations and media reports about Hillary Clinton’s role before, during and after the attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi – an attack a bipartisan committee of U.S. senators called “preventable.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official says the U.S. remains focused on finding those responsible for the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTXL) U.S. Representative Steve Southerland, II has voted in favor of the House Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attack.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes her seat on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, prior to testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 9, 2013 - Gregory Hicks said the US explanation that Benghazi was a spontaneous attack was "embarrassing"
A smouldering copy of the green book written Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi after it was burned by residents of the north-central Libyan town of Benghazi on March 02, 2011 shows a past image of the Libyan leader at the United Nations Security Council. Kadhafi warned the West against intervening to support the rebellion against him, saying that would unleash a "very bloody war" in which "thousands of Libyans would die."