U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accepted the findings of an independent investigation panel that has faulted the State Department for systematic failures in connection with the September 11 attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
The report, released December 18, said the State Department’s overseas security measures were “grossly inadequate.”
Clinton said in a letter to congressional lawmakers that in response to the report, the State Department will send hundreds of additional Marines to guard overseas U.S. missions and seek more money to improve security at posts seen as facing threats.
The probe by the Accountability Review Board also found the United States had no “specific" intelligence about a threat against the Benghazi mission before it was attacked by armed militants.
Based on reporting from Reuters, AP and AFP