U.S. Security Fired No Shots in Defense During Benghazi Attack

Libya Consulate / AP

Libya Consulate / AP


Closed-door testimony revealed United States security personnel present during the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack fired no shots in their defense, CBS News reports.

State Department Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy confirmed this information, adding that orders not to fire weapons were not given.

The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans.

The Senate Intelligence Committee responsible for the investigation is reportedly frustrated with the lack of information federal agencies are providing.

[Dianne] Feinstein (D., Calif.) and her Republican counterpart, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.) reportedly expressed frustration that federal agencies still have not provided requested information on the Benghazi controversy. Also, reportedly frustrating Feinstein and Chambliss: the State Department declined the committee’s request to hear from Charlene Lamb, who was in charge of all U.S. diplomatic security and previously testified to a House Committee that security in Libya was adequate.