Political Headlines December 19, 2012: Full Text State Department Benghazi, Libya Attacks Accountability Review Board Report — Finds ‘Systematic Failure’

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

Benghazi Report Finds ‘Systematic Failure’ by State Department

Source: ABC News Radio, 12-19-12

Accountability Review Board Report

Secretary Clinton’s Letter to Congress Regarding the Accountability Review Board (ARB) Report»

Accountability Review Board (ARB) Report (Unclassified)»

The State Department has released its independent, internal investigation into the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, concluding the attack was the result of the State Department’s “systematic failure” in addressing the security needs of the consulate.

The 39-page unclassified report, released Monday, is highly critical of decisions made by senior officials from the Diplomatic Security and Near East Affairs bureaus as demonstrating “a lack of proactive leadership and management ability in their responses to security concerns posed by the Special Mission Benghazi, given the deteriorating threat environment and the lack of reliable host government protection.”

The attacked killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, information specialist Sean Smith and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, who were contractors working for the CIA.  Stevens’ slaying was the first of a U.S. ambassador since 1988….READ MORE

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