Investigative Report on the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012

 

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 report at: http://intelligence.house.gov/investigative-report-terrorist-attacks-us-facilities-benghazi-libya-september-11-12-2012

See the full investigation at: http://intelligence.house.gov/benghazi-investigation

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