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    There was “no security” at the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, when it was attacked


    The diplomatic facility in Benghazi was protected by five diplomatic security officers, as well as Libyans

    On September 11, 2012, a group of militants attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others were killed in the attack.

    At the time of the attack, the compound was protected by armed guards from a local militia, as well a group of unarmed local contractors who manned the gate. There were also five armed State Department diplomatic security officers at the compound.

    As required by law, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed an independent panel to review the incident. The report from this panel, the Accountability Review Board, described the security at the compound at the time of the attack.