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Airstrikes in Libya

Despite U.S. warnings, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya. This comes three years after the killing of Libyan dictator Muamar Ghadafi and U.S. efforts to try to stabilize the country. "Outside interference in Libya exacerbates current divisions and undermines Libya's democratic transition," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said to reporters.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Egypt , United Arab Emirates , airstrikes , Muamar Ghadafi , Jen Psaki , State Department

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 12:26pm EDT

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

Tags: tripoli , ap

Monday - 07/28/2014, 09:43am EDT

Unrest in Africa growing

The Pentagon says almost 300 Marines have been moved to a naval air station in Sicily in response to the growing unrest in Africa. There is trouble in Sudan, the Central African Republic, Libya and Nigeria. The U.S. is using surveillance drones in the search for the kidnapped Nigerian girls. Officials say at least one Global Hawk surveillance drone is in use, in addition to manned MC-12 aircraft.

Tags: United States , Africa , unrest , Sudan , Central African Republic , Nigeria , kidnapping , drones , Global Hawk , MC-12

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:11pm EDT

Intelligence agencies faulted for Libya fallout

A Senate report found that changes made by intelligence agencies were the origin of confusing explanations after the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Tags: FBI , CIA , Senate , Congress , Obama administration , DHS , Susan Rice , al-Qaida , John Kerry

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:08am EST

House Republicans: Rice unfit to head State Dept.

A group of 97 House Republicans sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, saying that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice misled the nation about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, making her unfit to be a candidate to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Tags: Susan Rice , Barack Obama , Congress , State Department , Hillary Rodham Clinton , John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Chris Stevens ,

Monday - 11/19/2012, 04:03pm EST

Petraeus to testify in Congress on Libya Friday

Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before the House Intelligence committee Friday on events that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11.

Tags: David Petraeus , CIA , Congress

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 07:41pm EST

Obama: Buck stops here on protecting U.S. diplomats

In the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama claimed that he was responsible for the safety of U.S. diplomats overseas and would fully investigate the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , Hillary Rodham Clinton , State Department , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 07:24am EDT
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