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-- An update now on last fall's terror attack against US facilities in Benghazi Libya some of the people who were there.
Are telling their side of the story chief Washington correspondent James Rosen takes a look at what they're set.
As night fell and Ben -- 35 terrorists armed with assault rifles and rocket propelled grenade launchers and with -- intelligence supplied by complicit members of the Libyan government.
Carried out a military style attack on the US consulate.
That was meticulously planned in advance so conclude Fred Burton former counterterrorism agent and Samuel and -- a mideast specialist and private consultant.
In their forthcoming book under fire the untold story of the attack in Ben -- an excerpt in the August issue of Vanity Fair makes clear the authors enjoyed access to at least some of the American security agents who struggled valiantly to defend ambassador Chris -- And it highlights how well organized the terrorists -- They were not members of a rag tag force right Burton and -- split into small groups which advanced throughout the compound methodically.
They employed military style hand signals to direct their progression toward their objectives they had been given precise orders and impeccable intelligence.
They seem to know when where and how to get from the access points to the ambassador's residence and how to cut off the diplomatic security agents as well as the local guard force and the February 17 martyrs brigade militiamen on duty that night the attackers had seemed to know that they -- on installed generators behind the February 17 martyrs brigade command post.
As well as half a dozen Jerry cans full of gasoline.
Which they would use to fuel the fire.
I think their manifestly was a failure of intelligence the article makes clear there was no advance warning.
There was no -- than an attack was probable or even possible on nine elevenths as.
Late -- January 23 then secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Who enjoyed access to all classified materials on -- he was still suggesting that little to no advance planning proceeded.
The attack and what I'm glad that I protest it was -- because of guys out for a walk when not to decide they go kill some Americans.
What difference at this point does it make.
Asked today about Clinton's testimony and the Burton Katz article which provides the most detailed timeline of the Ben Ghazi attacks yet -- -- A State Department spokesperson would only say that the article appeared to draw heavily.
On the unclassified final report that was issued by the department's own post Ben -- review board -- you will continue to follow this story James thank you.
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