No Military Assets Were Deployed to Defend Benghazi Consulate
12:26 PM, Feb 7, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, admitted in a Senate hearing Thursday that no military assets, individual soldiers or aircraft, sent in response to the September 11, 2012, attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Watch the video below:
"Was any DoD asset--aircraft or individual soldier--ever sent or put in motion to help these people before the attack was over?" asked Republican senator Lindsey Graham. "My question is did anybody leave any base anywhere to go to the aid of the people under attack in Benghazi, Libya, before the attack ended?"
"No," Panetta responded. "Because the attack ended before they could get off the ground."
"Okay, and we didn't know how long it would last," Graham added.