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So some big new questions.
And some news that has been breaking about the security at the consulate in Benghazi Libya where four Americans were killed.
Now while the White House missteps that were taken leading up to that attack we take a look at what military options could have been taken.
In real time that might have made a difference in those people's lives Jennifer Griffin joins me now live from the Pentagon.
So Jennifer what did the military do to respond to what we now know was a flow of information in the initial hours.
As that attack began.
-- mark that US officials argued that strafing the streets have been Ghazi without having a clear intelligence picture on the ground.
Would have been a mistake here's what the Pentagon did do they did send a team of special operations forces from Tripoli.
To being Ghazi -- at a fast came -- Marines from Rota Spain.
They sent a special operations force they moved it from Central Europe to -- -- -- air base in southern Italy about 480 miles from being Ghazi.
Then they left F sixteens and Apache helicopters parked at -- on the air base in northern Italy they did not take off.
Two navy destroyers already in the Mediterranean were moved off the coast of Libya.
Here's former secretary of defense assistant secretary of defense bing west.
For the united states military to say that they were 480 miles away and they couldn't do anything and they couldn't move one aircraft.
In eight hours I'd say it's time to relieve.
A lot of people in the chain of command but I just don't believe that.
The fighting at the consulate was over within one hour according to new emails obtained by fox news' Martha.
But one of the big questions that remains in all of this Jennifer is Tyrone woods.
And Clint RD because they eight were killed hours after all of that began at that main building they were over in the -- about a half a mile away.
So what could have possibly been done while this was being watched in real time as we're now learning.
That's right -- that US officials say a poor intelligence picture on the -- during the attack -- the possibility of friendly fire a real possibility.
Those US officials also say they didn't necessarily have permission.
For over flight from the Libyan government.
If your -- and or.
Has been either killed or captured.
And is missing at the hands of terrorists.
You do not ask any country for mother male -- Before you come across the border to save your -- We have.
Gone across borders we do it every day in Pakistan that's how we killed Osama bin -- -- Doherty and Tyrone was woods says former Navy SEALs.
They were killed at 4 AM marked -- on the roof.
Of the second.
Building that Amex that was about a mile away.
They were killed by a more by mortar fire.
We understand that the machine gun that they were using was caked in blood -- -- -- suggesting they continued fighting after they weren't injured.
Ex military officials say that it seems that more could have been done to protect that second annex.
Almost twelve hours after the very first toward Obama's right Jennifer about seven hours about seven hours later seven hours and -- and information that they were in a prolonged fight and I and I I just.
Feel that we're gonna -- so much more about the story that led to the deaths of those two people that -- Not going away Jennifer thank you so much Jennifer Griffin and that's gonna matter much right about them.
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