Pentagon Sends U.S. Forces to Middle East
- Duration 2:07
- Date Sep 17, 2012
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What's being done to protect our diplomats around the world.
Well as you know those Marines were sent have been Ghazi right after the killing and now senior government official telling Reuters.
A platoon of US Marines sent to Yemen are there on temporary deployment only.
And -- only role will be to protect the American Embassy after it was stormed by hundreds of demonstrators last week.
Meantime family members are also being sent home from embassies and consulates around the world.
From certain -- -- that is here's what the UN ambassador Susan Rice said about that.
-- we have done an honest selective basis where we assess that the security conditions necessitate.
Is to temporarily.
Have family members and nonessential personnel depart the country that's something we do all over the world.
On -- circuit security circumstances warrant is short term it's temporary and is prudent.
Meantime -- says there's no evidence yet to indicate the attack on Ben Ghazi was pre planned.
But the -- Libyan president disagrees saying it looks exactly like a pre planned attack.
The FBI still investigating.
And has yet to make a final determination.
-- -- let's transition now to talk a little bit about Afghanistan was a really rough true weekend for our troops there.
What do we know about what happens.
Well officials saying now and -- an Afghan soldier turned his weapon on a vehicle he believed was driven by NATO soldiers in the south.
Slightly wounding of four and civilian worker.
This the latest in a string of insider attacks by Afghan forces against their international allies.
And Defense Secretary Leon Panetta -- traveling in Japan.
Had this comment.
This is a war.
We're engaged in the war.
And every day when you're engaged in war.
There are serious risks.
To confront those who fight the war.
And we will do all we can't.
To minimize those risks.
NATO saying it's -- reviewing its protocols for protecting troops in the wake of the current attack.
Spike in those attacks back -- you have it.