Embassy Attacks

House Report: White House Failed to Protect Benghazi Consulate, Rapid Response Force Wouldn't Have Made It On Time

Also wasn't ordered to stand down, report reports


Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee blame the White House for failing to provide sufficient security to defend a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, and that the administration quickly knew the violence was a terrorist attack.

But a report by the GOP dominated committee released today also conceded that a quick reaction force preparing to reinforce Americans was never ordered to stand down and would not have arrived in time to save any lives. Some Republicans had accused the Obama administration of preventing a rescue attempt by the U.S. military.