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

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Libya,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism


Senate report on the incident.  Focuses on the analysis and actions of the Intelligence Community leading up to, during, and immediately after the attack.  Also discusses the role of the Departments of Defense and State.  From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence


Libya Country Energy Analysis

Categories: Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Libya,Statistics

Latest information and statistics about energy resources, production, exports, and consumption for Libya.  From the Energy Information Administration


Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives

Categories: Libya,Terrorism

Summarizes and tracks congressional and State Department actions in response to the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The United States and Europe: Responding to Change in the Middle East and North Africa

Categories: Africa,Arab,Democracy/Peace,Egypt,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Libya,Middle East Conflict,Syria

Describes the U.S. and European struggle to respond to political upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa, the nature of U.S. and European policies toward the region, and the prospects for European-U.S. cooperation in the future.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Benghazi: The Attacks and the Lessons Learned

Categories: Africa,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Libya,Terrorism

Opening statement of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee investigating the attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and several others.  From the State Department



Flashing Red: A Special Report on the Terrorist Attack at Benghazi

Categories: Homeland Security,Libya,Terrorism

Provides a brief factual overview of the attack and then a discussion of findings and recommendations.  From the Senate Committee Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs



Accountability Review Board Report [on the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi]

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Libya,Terrorism

Report of the five member board on the deaths of U.S. Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at Benghazi, Libya on September 11-12, 2012.  Blames systemic failures and leadership deficiencies at senior levels of the State Department for inadequate security.  From the State Department


State-Building Challenges in a Post-Revolution Libya

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Libya,Terrorism

Discusses the major challenges facing the new Libyan regime and the importance of preventing it from becoming a failed state.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College


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