Clinton Defends Libyan Embassy Security In Heated Hearing

Law360, New York (January 23, 2013, 6:42 PM EST) -- Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday strongly defended her department's response to last year’s deadly attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya, in the wake of sustained criticism over allegedly inadequate contracted and military security at the facility.

In a heated hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Clinton took full responsibility for any alleged security lapses at the Benghazi, Libya-based embassy leading up to the Sept. 11 attack — which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens —...
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