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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.

 

 
 


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