Major Take-Aways from the Investigative Report on the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012 (released on November 21, 2014 by the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence).
- The CIA provide sufficient security for its Annex in Benghazi, while “ably and bravely” assisting the State Department personnel at the Temporary Mission Facility on the night of the attack.
- “Their [CIA personnel] actions saved lives.”
- The was “no evidence” of an order to stand down or misappropriation of air support.
- “There was no intelligence failure prior to the attacks.”
- AQ affiliates were among the attackers; however, intelligence remains conflicted on their identity, relationships, and motivations.
- “Early intelligence assessments” and “the Administration’s public narrative” in the immediate aftermath of the attack were “not fully accurate.”
- “There was no protest.”
- The “process” to formulate U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice’s speech was “flawed.”
- No evidence of intimidation of witnesses, illicit CIA activities in Libya, or IC operations to ship weapons from Libya to Syria.
See the full investigation at: http://intelligence.house.gov/benghazi-investigation