Clinton Takes Responsibility for Security During Benghazi Attack

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 1:00 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took full responsibilityfor the security situation during the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, saying that the State Department held full control over embassy security and not the White House.


Political Fallout From Benghazi Attacks a Tower of Spin

By: Monday October 15, 2012 1:15 pm

The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has become a political football, in ways that the father of slain US Ambassador Chris Stevens wants to see stopped. That’s not likely, as both sides highlight the aspects of the story to their advantage, and suppress the aspects that present vulnerabilities.

Embassy Protests in Arab Nations Continue, as New Information Emerges on Benghazi Attacks

By: Friday September 14, 2012 8:15 am

Protests and attacks continued at Western embassies across the Middle East and North Africa today, and at this point they have little relationship to the anti-Muslim film “The Innocence of Muslims.” A reporter for the Times of London asked protesters outside the US Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, yesterday if they watched the clip of the film online, and to a man all of them said they hadn’t. The film is a pretext to stir up sentiments among a small but determined band of agitators. I’m not sure we can say too much about the sentiments of the populations of these Arab countries as a whole, but we can say that they contain at least an element of anti-Westernism.

Attack at US Embassy in Libya Kills Four, As Romney Tries to Exploit the Tragedy

By: Wednesday September 12, 2012 6:45 am

A tragedy in Libya provoked by a film insulting Islam has turned into an attempt by Mitt Romney to take umbrage with the White House. The US Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi at an attack on the US consulate, hit by a rocket-propelled grenade as they tried to flee. The attackers in Benghazi followed the lead of protesters at the US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, who pulled down the US flag and tried to burn it.

US Closes Embassy in Syria

By: Monday February 6, 2012 1:30 pm

The United States closed its embassy in Syria today, in response to continuing attacks by security forces in Homs that have escalated the death toll in the uprising. Nothing that the international community has done thus far has led to any pullback in efforts by Bashar al-Assad to use his security forces to crush the uprising.

President Obama Announces Full Withdrawal of US Troops from Iraq

By: Friday October 21, 2011 10:15 am

The President has announced the full withdrawal of US military troops from Iraq. This was put out a week ago unofficially, and then Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (who’s a terrible Defense Secretary, by the way) tried half-heartedly to walk it back. But the decision has now been made.

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