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Marines responding to Benghazi were held up by debate on weapons and uniforms, commander says
Jeff Schogol, Marine Corps Times 9:23 p.m. EDT June 28, 2016
 

Spain-based Marines trying to respond to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, were delayed for three hours as U.S. government officials debated whether they should wear their uniforms and carry weapons, according to Tuesday's report from the House Benghazi Committee.

The platoon commander of a fleet anti-terrorism security team, which can be dispatched to embassies and consulates in times of crises, told the committee that his Marines changed into and out of their uniforms four times on the plane before taking off for Libya, the report states.

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/06/28/marines-responding-benghazi-were-held-up-debate-weapons-and-uniforms-commander-says/86478466/

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