No "stand down order" in Benghazi
WASHINGTON- Testimony from nine members of the military contradicts claims by some Republican members of Congress that a "stand down order" held back military assets that could have saved four Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya.
The contention from the lawmakers is that the Special Operations team of four was stopped from flying from Tripoli to Benghazi after terrorists attacked the U.S. Consulate and killed the American Ambassador and three others.
The Military officers told Congress the team was instructed to help protect and care for those being evacuated from Benghazi and from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli.
The officer who issued the order and the detachment leader who received it say it was the right decision.
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