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Feinstein: Benghazi Attacks Were Preventable


Sen. Dianne Feinstein discusses the Intelligence Committee’s report surrounding the Benghazi attacks.

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the REVIEW of the TERRORIST ATTACKS ON U.S. FACILITIES IN BANGHAZI, LIBYA, SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2012 on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

The bipartisan report presents more than a dozen findings regarding the Sept. 11, 2012, assault on the diplomatic compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

“Ample Strategic Warning”
There was adequate intelligence to prevent attacks.

The State Department should have increased its security posture more significantly.

Discussion about added security
The Intelligence Community and State Department should ensure all surveillance cameras at high-risk, high-threat facilities have sufficient resolution, nighttime visibility, remote monitoring capabilities, and redundancy to provide warning and situational awareness in the event of an attack.

There were terror/para-military training camps nearby
A CIA officer “briefed the EAC [Emergency Action Committee] on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi.”