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Other Fox News alert tonight the investigation into the Ben Ghazi terror attacks instead of slowing down is expanded.
President Obama meantime talk briefly today about what happened in Libya last fall chief Washington correspondent James Rosen has the story.
In his address on counterterrorism President Obama said al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists carried out the 9/11 attacks on the US consulate and annex in Ben Ghazi.
-- he described as quote soft target.
Teams will face more localized threats.
Like from what we saw on big -- For the BP oil facility in Algeria in which local operatives.
Perhaps -- loose affiliation with the regional networks.
Want periodic attacks against western diplomats.
And other soft targets.
Why security at the consulate and annex was so inadequate has been one of several major questions pursued in the eight months since he attacks that killed four Americans another is why the US was unable to Muster any military response across the eight hours of the attacks the state department's accountability review -- -- ARB concluded no military assets were positioned in the region.
I could have deployed in time to prevent the loss of life.
Leading Republicans however -- the testimony this month by Greg hicks the number two US diplomat in Libya about a special forces team in Tripoli whose members were barred from deploying to Ben Ghazi.
-- to stand down order come from I believe came from.
-- -- -- -- -- -- We need to know who gave that order why it was given.
Because that it was not crowd out that the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing and that is certainly information I believe needs to be pursued.
On that and other subjects the chair of the ARB former UN ambassador Thomas Pickering.
Will be deposed by house oversight committee investigators on June 3 a pre hearing session Pickering initially -- -- attending menace and the fact that the deposition has been scheduled does not preclude.
Future discussions between investor -- council and the committee about the circumstances and rules for his appearance.
That GOP lawmakers are in fact intensifying their investigation of Ben -- is clear from a letter that house oversight chairman Darrell -- reportedly sent last week.
The secretary of state John Kerry as first reported by the weekly standard the letter asks -- To -- to the committee for transcribed interviews more than a dozen current and former State Department officials Brett.
James thank you.
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