The Republican-led House Select Committee on Intelligence on Friday released its report on the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and it found that the military and the Central Intelligence Agency responded appropriately during the attacks.
The investigation, which took nearly two years and thousands of hours of work, found the CIA had “ensured sufficient security” and “bravely assisted” the night of attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The panel also found no intelligence failure prior to the attacks.
The committee said it found no evidence that the military was ordered to “stand down” during the attacks in Benghazi, as some had claimed, and that “appropriate US personnel made reasonable tactical decisions that night.” It also found no evidence of similar claims that the CIA was involved in arms shipments or other unauthorized activities.