ABC News is reporting that Ambassador Chris Stevens wanted the Security Support Team to remain with him in Libya past the end of deployment in August. It appears that the Regional Security Officer did not specifically ask for the SST to remain. The SST is made up of sixteen special operations soldiers, that may have been able to thwart the attack in Benghazi.
Some one at the State Department has really messed up here. It strikes me that when an ambassador asks for continued security, there should be no question that they get it, especially in a country as unstable as Libya.
I have to wonder what these people were thinking leaving Ambassador Steven essentially unprotected!
You can read the rest of the ABC report here.