TribLIVE

| 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 World

  1. Venezuela’s Maduro says airlines wage ‘economic war’
  2. With help from U.S.-led airstrikes, Kurds retake strategic border town
  3. Obama, India PM forge deals on major issues
  4. 10,000 U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan as security treaty is finally signed
  5. Historic, anxious handover as Afghanistan swears in new leader
  6. Sides reach out to undecided in Hong Kong
  7. U.S. identifies ISIS beheader
  8. Life sentence demanded for war crimes allegedly directed by Karadzic
  9. Cuba blocks production of colognes named for Che, Chavez
  10. Coalition airstrikes fail to slow ISIS attacks on key cities
  11. Islamic nations lobby Palestinians to join ICC
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.