| USWorld

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Security team extended stay

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, 6:32 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, requested — and received — a four-month extension of a 16-member security team, a February request that showed how dangerous the situation in the country had become for American diplomats.

The commander of the security team, Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, said that slain Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens had wanted the team to stay even longer — past the end of its extended deployment in August. But the State Department said a request for a second extension was never made.

Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rossi: Pirates must land Lester
  2. St. Joseph’s in Everson holding 40th annual festival
  3. PixController of Murrysville honored by Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania for camera trained on Pittsburgh eagle nest
  4. Antiques appraiser shares expertise with Mon Valley crowd
  5. Friends of Homeless Felines marks 10 years in Scottdale
  6. Mt. Pleasant couple provides aid to cats in need
  7. Wiz Khalifa’s life not the same, but he’s still having fun
  8. LCB reduces fee for tavern gaming licenses
  9. Sprint CEO  weighs price cuts
  10. Fallowfield Township increases road crew
  11. U.S. Steel looks to expand its Research & Technology Center in Munhall
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.