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Got -- Fox News alert now and a scathing report released on the terror attack in Libya and independent panel saying that the State Department.
Suburb from systemic failures in its response to the threat and then Ghazi.
And it -- is insufficient security was present on the ground.
The report also looks and the military response to the tag which.
Q and our ambassador in three other Americans secretary of defense Leon Panetta now saying it was clearly -- terrorist attack despite.
Early reports blaming it on a protest that got out of hand.
As always with these kinds of -- situations.
There's a mix here but they're clearly.
With regards to one of the facilities -- ball.
A direct attack.
On that facility.
I I think that there's no question that extremists were involved in those attacks.
And I think that -- we were able to try to respond.
As best we could at the time while chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge on this story from the beginning what does the report conclude cap.
-- -- -- on good morning it is the skating report there are 29 recommendations five of which.
Are classified all of which have been accepted by the secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
This report concludes that -- thank -- -- terrorist attack on 9/11 with a significant setback a significant defeat for the United States.
Because -- killed four Americans including our ambassador and it shattered our diplomatic presence in thing Ghazi.
Along with a sizable CIA operation at the -- During the summer of play twelve the report states that security was consistently deteriorating on the grand have been Ghazi and its -- At least twenty specific security related events.
He also says that the US embassy in Tripoli led by ambassador Chris Stevens should have taken a more active -- stronger role to advocate for security.
At the consulate it also indicates that it was the ambassadors decision to travel to eastern Libya to -- Ghazi.
On September 11 and that he was aware the anniversary.
The report states his status as the leading US government advocate on Libya policy and his expertise on Ben -- in particular.
Cause Washington to give -- usual deference to his judgments.
And while the report concludes that there were systemic failures at senior levels of the State Department.
Significantly it does not many make any formal recommendations.
Disciplinary action -- -- what else should we know that's in there.
Well that's been the missing piece really this is the critical policy piece is why it -- that the Obama administration specific specifically the secretary of state.
Advocated for this light footprint on the break ground in Ben Ghazi when the intelligence seemed to suggest otherwise.
Secretary Clinton will not be testifying this week.
Citing doctor's orders that she remain at home she recovers from this compassion instead we will hear from two of her deputies.
When you hear the testimony.
-- -- deputy secretary burns a deputy secretary nights just to mind that they are standing in for -- so.
The testimony that they give on Thursday were very much for flat.
Her view and how we should go forward from this reported how we should learn its lessons.
So if they -- two main takeaways here is that security was deteriorating.
On the ground in Libya and it was in that context for the Obama administration still advocated for this light footprint.
And relied on the Libyan militia as well as a security contractor both of which the report that did not provide any meaningful defense.
And secondly it also concludes that al-Qaeda is not dead in fact al-Qaeda has metastasized.
And found a new home in North Africa specifically.
This lot lawless region in eastern Libya where we find in Gaza thank you -- -- -- -- on that -- over report reaction on the hill now we.
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