Embassy Attacks

Libya Team Denied Security Personnel by D.C., Says Officer

Washington wanted to portray the country as safe


A former security officer charged with protecting diplomats in Libya testified Wednesday that the team on the ground struggled to get the security it needed in the run-up to the deadly September attack.

Lt. Col, Andrew Wood, former head of a 16-member U.S. military team in Libya, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during the first hearing Congress has held to examine the Sept. 11 strike on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.