How to Abandon Our Bravest Citizens in a War Zone

Hugh de Payns
Watching a video of a consulate being overrun while a credible defensive response is almost immediately available is criminally negligent. Late last week, CBS News reported that several significant military options were available and very, very nearby. CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle... The Pentagon says it did move a team of special operators from central Europe to the large Naval Air Station in Sigonella, Italy, but gave no other details. Sigonella is just an hour's flight from Libya. Other nearby bases include Aviano and Souda Bay. Military sources tell CBS News that resources at the three bases include fighter jets and Specter AC-130 gunships, which the sources say can be extremely effective in flying in and buzzing a crowd to disperse it. To reiterate from the report,...(Read Full Post)

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