Pentagon: US knew too little to deploy troops to Benghazi

By REUTERS
October 25, 2012 23:44

 
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WASHINGTON - The Pentagon defended its decision not to deploy forces to Benghazi, Libya, as soon as the US mission came under attack on Sept. 11th, saying it would have been irresponsible to put forces in harm's way without better information.

US President Barack Obama's response to the attacks in Libya has been a contentious issue in the hard-fought US presidential race, with Republican opponents raising questions about his administration's truthfulness and competence.

Obama supporters have in turn accused Republicans of making unfounded accusations in an effort to score political points from the death of a US ambassador and the three others killed in the Benghazi attack.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican John Boehner, asked in a letter to Obama on Thursday about whether military options and assets were offered "during and in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack."

"Can you explain what options were presented to you or your staff, and why it appears assets were not allowed to be pre-positioned, let alone utilized?" Boehner asked.

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