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It's been more than four months since the deadly terror attack on the US diplomatic facility.
In Benghazi Libya tomorrow America's top diplomat will finally answer some questions about what happened or at least she'll be asked them.
One of them where -- the dozens of survivors of that attack and why haven't we heard from.
National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports tonight from the -- the State Department.
Ambassador Stephen's body was missing for nearly eleven hours US military assets in Europe were alerted but never utilized.
And yet the state department's accountability review board chaired by admiral Mike Mullen and ambassador Thomas Pickering.
Concluded last month quote.
They're simply was not enough time for armed US military assets to a made a difference.
Like that's not what congressman Jason -- Fitz was told by Afrikaner commander general Carter -- when they both traveled to Libya shortly after the attack.
He told me he had proximity he told me he had the capability.
But he was not told to go fight for those people and save those people when the fire fight was going on.
Secretary of state Hillary Clinton will face questions on Capitol Hill Wednesday for the first time.
About what happened -- -- -- on September 11.
There was no question at any point.
That she considered it her responsibility.
To -- to learn the lessons from the best and to take the department forward.
In implementing whatever lessons were learned.
Yet at least two eyewitnesses who participated in the rescue that night in big -- were not offered up.
By their senior leaders at the CIA and State Department to speak to Mullen and Pickering.
And in marked contrast to how the civilian survivors of the Algeria attack have been made available to the press.
The administration has not made any of the -- -- survivors available to congressional members who want to know what happened this.
-- department employees.
-- were injured in that firefight they should be interviewed and talked to by by members of congress so far that hasn't happened.
There are many unanswered questions from big -- for one Fox News has learned from senior US defense officials that the fast team of Marines out of road -- Spain.
Were asked by State Department officials to change out of their marine uniforms before heading into Libya to help.
This required them to.
Then there is the decision by secretary of state Clinton and State Department undersecretary of management Patrick Kennedy.
Who was in the operation center that night not to send a fest -- for an emergency support team.
Which the state department's own website describes as the government's only inter agency on call short notice team.
Poised to respond to terrorist incidents.
As a result the FBI could not enter the complex for 24 days at which point most evidence was.
-- and Secretary Clinton will be.
Ask why more security wasn't provided at the big -- the mission after the June 6 bombing and why ambassador Chris Stevens left behind some of his security detail in Tripoli.
Why the secrecy Brett.
We'll cover it all tomorrow Jennifer Griffin that this state departments -- Jennifer thank you.
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