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veritas1 August 9th, 2016 2:31am

Pop quiz! Who carries out military operations and response: the State Department or the Military? Take some time to think about this one if you need to.

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Nemacyst Registered Text Offender
08/09/16 5:54 am

God, another one of those, "Hillary is blameless in Benghazi. Don't mind all the evidence to the contrary!" POP QUIZ! Requests for Military Action and Support run up the chain of the command to the? Correct. STATE DEPARTMENT! In active combat zones, you have the ability to get immediate support because forces are nearby. In areas such as Syria, where an immediate US Presence is not readily available outside of SEAL teams, or other Clandestine/Covert Services, the State Department needs to approve such action... The more you know.

jimiscott Survivor
08/09/16 9:53 am

That's not important to the dumbmasses

sfcren Wyoming
08/08/16 11:19 pm

I think Chris Stevens thought that he was going to be of use and could do some good in Libya. I think the State Department shouldve either recalled him or sent more security, but both didnt happen, those decisions do fall on Secretary Clinton.

The response wasnt good, but it rarely is when you have multiple agencies trying to communicate and they have different regulations, missions and goals. In the end it is a tragedy and one that should fall with the person in charge, as one famous democrat president once said, "the buck stops here".

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PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
08/08/16 9:22 pm

From what I understand from SOH and Facebook, Hillary Clinton was at Benghazi and personally murdered every American in the city.

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RJ1969 SoCal
08/08/16 7:36 pm

According to some here on SoH, the Sec of State can issue stand-down orders (even if that terminology is used incorrectly).

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TerryQuinn Stardust
08/08/16 7:42 pm

It would have been nice if Michael Bay cared for accuracy as much as he cared for blowing stuff up.

redsox95 New England
08/08/16 7:50 pm

The Sec of State can ABSOLUTELY issue stand down orders to State Department Security staff.

RJ1969 SoCal
08/08/16 8:00 pm

Uh huh. Sure.

RJ1969 SoCal
08/08/16 8:01 pm

Because the members of the CIA that were killed must have been members of the State Dept.

RJ1969 SoCal
08/08/16 8:04 pm

It's not enough that the State Dept was dealing with riots at our other embassies at the time, they needed to solely focus on the CIA annex in Benghazi because...priorities.