2012 Benghazi Attack

Drones

11 Sep, 2012

At around 11:10 p.m., a Defense Department drone, which had been on an unrelated mission some distance away, arrived in Benghazi to help officials on the ground gather information. 1

A second surveillance craft was sent to relieve the first drone, perhaps due to fuel issues. Both were capable of sending real time visuals back to U.S. officials in Washington, D.C. Any U.S. official or agency with the proper clearance, including the White House Situation Room, State Department, CIA, Pentagon and others, could call up that video in real time on their computers.2

  1. Reuters – CIA officials in Libya made key decisions during Benghazi attacks http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/02/us-usa-libya-cia-idUSBRE8A102T20121102
  2. Fox News – CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/cia-operators-were-denied-request-for-help-during-benghazi-attack-sources-say/
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