Benghazi book: U.S. fighters told to 'stand down'

CIA station chief’s order cost a crucial 20 minutes, five say

Posted: September 5, 2014 at 2:52 a.m.

Five commandos guarding the CIA base in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012 say the CIA station chief stopped them from interceding in time to save the lives of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and a U.S. technician during the attack on the diplomatic mission there.

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