New reports say that the State Department’s poor focus on embassy security contributed to the terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi Libya.
The State Department’s security policy lacked coordination and accountability at the time of the attack, according to America Rising.
The reports also revealed that Hillary Clinton personally ordered Ambassador Chris Stevens to stay in Benghazi despite the increasing danger to U.S. personnel.
According to America Rising:
None of the five high-risk diplomatic facilities the panel visited in the Middle East and Africa had an intelligence analyst on staff, described as a “critical” need.
Diplomatic security training is inadequate, with no designated facility available to train agents to work at high-risk diplomatic posts. …
Although the State Department reopened the embassy on Sept. 22, 2011, the Special Mission in Benghazi remained open despite serious security concerns. In December 2011, Undersecretary for Management Kennedy approved a one-year extension of the Benghazi post. …