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U.S. sends 200 marines from Spain to Sicily

Washington - The United States has transferred nearly 200 marines from a base in Moron, Spain to the U.S. naval air station in Sigonella Italy. The group of marines is part of "crisis response" teams created after the Benghazi attack on a US diplomatic post in 2012.

Rove: I never said Clinton may have 'brain damage'

Washington - Although the New York Post said he did, on Tuesday Republican strategist Karl Rove reportedly denied saying former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have incurred brain damage from a fall that sent her to the hospital in 2012.

Op-Ed: What is the latest Benghazi inquiry really all about?

Now that the Republican electoral desperadoes have managed to bring the Benghazi fiasco back to the political front burner, it's time to shed a bright light on some of the not-so-hidden motives behind yet another 'investigation'.

Senate report: Benghazi attack was 'preventable'; no cover-up

Washington - The Senate Intelligence Committee has released a scathing report that concluded the 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya was "preventable" and that the State Department failed to provide adequate security there.

Administration won't add Benghazi suspects to 'reward' tip list

Washington - House Republicans are being stonewalled in their efforts to learn why the Obama administration failed to include Benghazi attack suspects in the “Rewards for Justice” program that pays out millions for tips leading to the arrest of wanted terrorists.

Report: 400 missiles went missing during Benghazi consul attack

Washington - A former Justice Department attorney who currently represents Benghazi whistleblowers told a Washington, DC talk radio station on Monday that 400 US surface-to-air missiles went missing during last year's September 11 consulate attack.

Op-Ed: Buying friends, but influencing no one

Being without friends is no fun. Remember that scene from The Bride of Frankenstein, the one with the old hermit? “Alone, bad,” the monster noted. “Friend, good.”

Op-Ed: Benghazi — Was it a cover-up or are Republicans playing politics?

Washington - After the US consulate attack in Benghazi, the administration depicted it as a spontaneous protest as a result of an anti-Islam video. Was it a cover up or an attempt by Republicans to bring down President Obama. It appears it may be a little of both.

Op-Ed: Benghazi and Boston -- Toward a Working Definition of Terrorism

How the term terrorism is officially defined and applied is under review here in the United States. The US Congress will convene this week to further investigate the attacks on the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya and to discuss the related sequelae.

Al-Qaeda affiliate took part in Benghazi attack

Benghazi - A CNN report citing several unnamed US security officials connected to the Benghazi investigation, have alleged that members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), were involved in the US consulate attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

Op-Ed: In exit speech Hillary accepts no blame; attacks Benghazi critics

Washington - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, her tenure as Secretary of State short on global accomplishments and mired in controversy, used her final press conference to attack critics of her role in the destruction of the U.S. Libyan embassy.

Op-Ed: Sole suspect held in Benghazi attack released in Tunisia

Benghazi - Ali Harzi was detained in October at an airport in Turkey and deported to his home country Tunisia where he was reportedly questioned by FBI agents about the Benghazi attack and an attack on the US embassy in Tunis.

Hillary Clinton won't testify at Benghazi hearing this week

Washington - Today it was reported U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sustained a concussion after taking a fall. At the time news of Clinton's injury was released, it was speculated she may not be able to testify this week at her Benghazi hearing as scheduled.

Op-Ed: Is the GOP too hard on Susan Rice?

As GOP lawmakers attempt to block Rice's nomination for Secretary of State, should they be focusing their attention elsewhere?

GOP on Susan Rice: She's not fit to be US Secretary of State

Even though US President Obama hasn't given names of potential nominees, the GOP is being proactive and attacking Susan Rice who is the current US Ambassador to the United Nations.

Op-Ed: GOP Hypocrisy on Benghazi

Republicans simply cannot admit that they are more to blame for the lack of security at America’s overseas embassies. Instead the only way to rid themselves of their guilty consciences is to project blame on President Obama and UN Ambassador Susan Rice.

Op-Ed: Benghazi-Gate

Washington - As developments unfold, the real story behind the attacks in Benghazi are starting to reveal new motives as to why security was denied.

Op-Ed: Benghazi is Obama's nightmare

Washington - As the facts come to light, the Obama Administration's accountability for the Benghazi debacle is more into question. What are they trying to hide?

Op-Ed: CIA played crucial role in repelling Benghazi attack

Benghazi - An article in the New York Times provides a detailed account of the role of the C.I.A. during the attack on the U.S. consulate and "safe house" in Benghazi.

Op-Ed: Were police involved in Benghazi raid?

Benghazi - Writing in Foreign Policy, reporters maintain that six weeks after the attack on the compound where the U.S. ambassador was killed, there are still sensitive documents to be found that shed light on the attack.

Op-Ed: Obama seeks cover from Benghazi political firestorm

Washington - While mainstream media is virtually silent on Mr. Obama’s Benghazi foreign policy debacle, the notion that the administration campaigned while about 150 well-armed terrorists killed our ambassador and torched our embassy has Americans fuming.

Op-Ed: Conspiracy theory or reality, choose one

In a political season, all theories seem to take on an extra layer of improbability. The best theories often need a kernel of truth though. Was the Benghazi attack orchestrated by the White House?

Op-Ed: Conspiracy theory or reality, choose one

In a political season, all theories seem to take on an extra layer of improbability. The best theories often need a kernel of truth though. Was the Benghazi attack orchestrated by the White House?

Op-Ed: Obama playing politics with Benghazi

Washington - It seems President Barack Obama decided to hide behind Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s pant suit over Benghazi just 24 hours before the second presidential debate.

Op-Ed: Drone invasion is wrong policy for U.S. in Libya

Benghazi - An editorial at argues that threatening revenge for the September 11 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is the wrong policy for the U.S.

Op-Ed: U.S. Special Forces collecting data to target Benghazi attackers

Benghazi - The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command is gathering information that could be used to kill or capture militants thought to be involved in the recent Benghazi attack that killed the U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans.

Obama campaign: Romney foreign policy 'unmitigated disaster'

Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the Obama campaign, took a swipe at Mitt Romney’s foreign policy gaffes today when responding to a reporter’s question during an on board briefing in route to Virginia Beach, VA for a campaign event.

The Sorry Project shows the humanity behind Islam and Libyans

Benghazi - People have felt fear, frustration, anger, and even hatred in the wake of the consulate attack in Benghazi. Drowned among the calls for retaliation and demonstrations of anger is a movement to show Americans the sorrow of the Libyans.

Op-Ed: Attacks on embassies — The responsibility to protect missions

Benghazi - While the world debates the merits of free speech and condemns the violence that it sometimes unleashes in others, the principle of civilized behaviour among nations and peoples must be reaffirmed.

Op-Ed: Sensitive documents missing after Benghazi attack

Benghazi - Sensitive documents disappeared from the U.S. Benghazi consulate after the recent attack. Some of the documents contain names of Libyans working with Americans and others related to oil contracts.

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