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    Benghazi: Let Eyewitnesses Tell the Whole Story

    As Congress laboriously extracts eyewitness accounts of the Benghazi terrorist attack, unexplained aspects of the tragedy are becoming clearer. Important case in point: the reports of an “order to stand down,” which prevented or at least delayed CIA security personnel from coming to the rescue of the diplomats at the … More

    House Intelligence Committee: Slowly But Surely Unraveling Benghazi

    Tuesday’s hearing held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on the 2012 Benghazi attack presented a third round of eyewitness testimony from the fateful night of September 11 to 12 of year. After almost a year and a half of stalling by the Obama Administration, eyewitnesses are now … More

    Finally, Benghazi Eyewitnesses Speak

    Last week’s closed-door testimony by five CIA operatives who witnessed the attack on the U.S. special mission in Benghazi has finally created an opening for the congressional investigating committees. The five CIA contractors, who testified in closed-door hearings before the House Intelligence Committee Thursday and Friday, were stationed at the … More

    Q&A on Benghazi Criminal Charges

    Heritage’s Charlotte Florance sat down with us to answer questions about the criminal charges filed in the terrorist attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Q. Who are the criminal charges filed against? A. We don’t know all the suspects’ names, but the one confirmed is Ahmed Abu Khattalah, founder of … More

    Benghazi: Searching for Truth, Exposing Failure, and Saluting Heroism

    Today’s Benghazi hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee gave Americans the first public eyewitness account from anyone actually on the ground in Libya on September 11, 2012. Gregory Hicks, the former number two at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, walked committee members through that fateful night. The testimony … More

    The U.S. Faces Dangers from Around the World

    James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, recently told the Senate Armed Services Committee, “In my almost fifty years in intelligence, I do not recall a period in which we confronted a more diverse array of threats, crises, and challenges around the world.” Clapper and Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, Director of … More

    One Step on Cyber Espionage: Reform the Foreign Investment Process

    Japanese telecommunications company Softbank wants to buy Sprint Nextel for about $20 billion. One barrier to the deal is unusual: Softbank and Sprint are being pushed to spurn equipment made by specific Chinese companies, due to cyber espionage fears. The fear is reasonable but the way the deal is being … More

    Rep. Pete Hoekstra Calls for Independent Review of Iranian Nuclear Issue

    Rep. Pete Hoekstra, the senior Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, today urged Congress to establish an independent “red team” of outside experts to examine recent revelations about Iran’s nuclear program and review the conclusions of a controversial 2007 National Intelligence Estimate issued by the U.S. intelligence community, which … More