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New Benghazi Report Finds ‘Severely
Degraded’ Readiness and a Pentagon
Struggling to Catch Up

PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson

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Posted By:Drive, 2/11/2014 12:47:21 PM

A House Armed Services subcommittee today released a report on the Defense Department’s response to the Benghazi attack that found U.S. readiness was “severely degraded” at the time — and the Pentagon is still having challenges responding to those weaknesses 18 months after the assault. The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has reviewed thousands of pages of documents including classified emails and situation reports provided by the Defense Department. Committee members have participated in two open hearings and seven classified briefings. Interviews used in compiling the report worked all the way up the chain of command and included forces on

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/11/2014 12:55:49 PM     (No. 9728178)

So DoD puts them in "Hurry up and wait" mode. Well, having served 10 years in the Navy, I can tell you that the ´boots on the ground´ don´t NEED a stand down order - what they need is a "GO!" order. Not giving that order is in effect a stand-down order.

And what of the State Department´s refusal to provide security dollars? Or where those funds used on an Obama party at the White House? Just think what $500k could have bought for just 24 hours.

And why was Amb. Stevens sent there to begin with?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doctor P, 2/11/2014 1:05:17 PM     (No. 9728189)

Less money, more work, abused equipment, politicized leadership, and reduced training and one wonders why readiness is degraded?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/11/2014 1:13:12 PM     (No. 9728206)

Many people hear ´´The Pentagon´´ and think of uniformed military people. The fact is that high-level civilians are in key positions there. They are political in nature. The military people are subject to the whims of the administration and do not do anything without approval.

The uniformed military people would have been in Benghazi quicker than a New York minute, but were held back by the civilian chain extending up to the White House.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/11/2014 2:19:50 PM     (No. 9728282)

The military needed a “Cross Border Authority” to enter Libya and rescue the diplomatic personnel.

Only the president can issue that order, and he did not do so.

Everything else is moot.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: The Architect, 2/11/2014 2:50:25 PM     (No. 9728318)

In my humble paranoid opinion, the whole this is a result of Zippy´s desire to have the U.S. lose its leadership position in the world. The massive cuts to the military are his desire. Cutting cost of living to active service members and vets is a direct attempt to lower moral among the troops. Firing all the most qualified Flag and staff officers with combat experience was a purposeful attempt to bend the military to his will as was replacing them with politically inclined "Yes Men". Zippy has nothing but contempt for the military. He has been heard refering to them as convenient photo-op´s. He is nothing but an arrogant, ego centric, commie bast*rd!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: vigilant, 2/11/2014 2:52:56 PM     (No. 9728322)

And #1 the key question has still not been answered: Where was Obama, our fearless Commander in Chief, during that night of terrorist attack?{ he did kill Bin Laden ,you know) Or for that matter the secretary of state? Both having a nervous breakdown? This bunch needs to go and soon.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/11/2014 2:59:00 PM     (No. 9728328)

Don´t be fooled, this puts the "BLAME" on the Pentagon when in fact it was incompetence and lack of concern from State and the WH!

Bottom line, there is NO ONE to pick up the phone at 3AM unless it´s politically advantageous. In this case it was a bad scheme gone horribly wrong which Obie ran from like the child he is.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/11/2014 3:16:10 PM     (No. 9728350)

There were 2 forces in-country that did not need a Cross Border Authority. The two Seals at the Annex were stalled for 10 minutes. The team in Libya were not immediately dispatched and then waited at the Benghazi airport before the locals let them proceed. I often wonder whether the final assault on the Annex happened because the Libyans managed to stall the force at the airport just long enough for the mortars to be brought in.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Two Frogs, 2/11/2014 3:17:23 PM     (No. 9728351)

Execution is strategy and strategy is execution. It does NOT matter what you say your strategy is, YOUR EXECUTION IS YOUR STRATEGY!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/11/2014 3:24:24 PM     (No. 9728362)

From the report - - -

"The majority members believe the White House’s pre-September 11 security review failed ... "

However - - the minority members believe that Barack Obama is the Wondrous Messiah who can do no wrong and who is leading us to the ultimate Socialist Utopia.

From the report - - -

" ... the President subsequently permitted the military to respond with minimal direction."

However - - the need for presidential direction was minor compared to his being able to spend quality moments with Reggie Love.

So - - nothing to see here, folks. Just move it along.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: miceal, 2/11/2014 3:35:14 PM     (No. 9728378)

Just in case you haven´t noticed...the Senior Leadership of the US Military has undergone a purge reminiscent of Stalin´s Russia back in the 1930´s. The current leadership is more concerned with making Obama happy, push his gay and girly agenda and to Hell with our standing in the World or our Readiness. Lot´s of change needed and especially at the top...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: qr4j, 2/11/2014 3:41:05 PM     (No. 9728392)

We cannot let up the pressure on this situation. Here we are 18 months later and find ourselves still unready to deal with the kinds of threats our diplomats faced in Benghazi. What the hell?

In my job, were there a screw-up of global proportions, I might be fired or be severely disciplined. If I let the same thing happen again without preparing for it, I would be fired without doubt.

Obama keeps this under wraps to protect himself and his cronies in Washington. DC sucks, people. The Federal government sucks!

Hillary and Obama need to face relentless scrutiny over Benghazi! Hillary must NOT become POTUS if we are to avoid more of this and other nonsense.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 2/11/2014 4:21:48 PM     (No. 9728474)

I have a morality question to ask: A Navy SEAL is in a boat when he sees another boat sink. When he investigates the scene, he sees PIAPS and zero both on the verge of drowning. He realizes that he can only save one. Who should he save - PIAPS, zero, or America?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 2/11/2014 5:48:49 PM     (No. 9728573)

FTA: c.) the Department of State, which has primary responsibility for diplomatic security, favored a reduction of Department of Defense security personnel in Libya before the attack.

This despite numerous requests from Amb. Stevens for more security. This puts it on PIAPS.

# 13 He should first enquire about the ROE´s. Don´t want to anger the locals.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/11/2014 5:56:21 PM     (No. 9728580)

We need as much of the truth as possible to come out before the 2016 cycle
so that Hill-err-ee-ass Herself gets fully exposed for her incompetence.

There still is no good explanation for Benghazi.
There probably never will be.

What we need is all of the bad news as soon as possible.
It´s time to Swiftboat that DimWitch before she rides her broom to DC again.

Not to mention dealing with her lying rapist disbarred impeached
hubby Billyboobboob Klintoon.

Benghazi makes Fort Marcy Park look like a day at the beach.
Woe unto us if we let that beach back in the Spite Hutt as POTUS.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dragon, 2/11/2014 6:03:54 PM     (No. 9728589)

Bingo #4. That´s the question O´Reilly should have asked. The scandal is he refused to authorize their rescue. Isn´t that obvious?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Judith, 2/11/2014 6:07:38 PM     (No. 9728595)

Wasn´t there a political partisan in charge of our military at the time? Wasn´t there an ignorant but ambitious wife of a powerful and famous man, secretary of state at the time? Wasn´t there a person who has made a career out of being a victim, the commander-in-chief at the time? Are we surprised at the outcome?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: uno, 2/11/2014 6:52:56 PM     (No. 9728636)

#5 - Yup!

The Øbamboozler´s been letting the air out of the financial tires of this country since day one by throwing money to the fours winds any way possible knowing full well that it will make America weaker in every way, shape and form. If there´s a way to do something for $1,000.00 dollars, he´ll look for a way to spend $10,000.00 and get less!!
Never listen to what he says, look at what he does and that pattern will clearly demonstrate a desire to break the country.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 2/11/2014 7:53:14 PM     (No. 9728683)

Has anyone seen or heard from Ambassador Stevens´ parents?

Why not?

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