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Pentagon timeline shows unit arrived in Benghazi 14 hours after attack

From the Denver Post Nov/10/2012





WASHINGTON — New Pentagon details show
that the first U.S. military unit arrived in Libya more than 15 hours
after the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was over and four
Americans, including the ambassador, were dead.

A Defense
Department timeline obtained by The Associated Press underscores how far
the military response lagged behind the Sept. 11 attack, due largely to
the long distances the commando teams had to travel to get to Libya.Defense
Secretary Leon Panetta and his top military adviser were notified of
the attack about 50 minutes after it began and were about to head into a
previously scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama.

The meeting
quickly turned into a discussion of potential responses to the unfolding
situation in Benghazi, where militants had surrounded the consulate and
set it on fire. The first wave of th

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Added: Nov-10-2012 Occurred On: Nov-10-2012
By: ernie2skidoo
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Tags: Benghazi, Libya, Attack, September, 11, 2012, Ambassador, Stevens, Navy, Seals, Barack, Obama, Leon, Panetta, 14, hours, late, CIA, drones, AC-130, gunship, rescue, dead, killed
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