Various reports have stated that there was a total of around 30 people at the US Consulate and at the safe house in Benghazi. There should be several more individuals who could provide facts about what happened during the attack, and what requests for help were made and what the response was.
I wonder where those people are now and when we might hear from them?
I think they are all on special TAD to a research facility in Antarctica. With General Ham, etc.
Many have dug and not one story has hit about these people after the first report. Silence
Remember, Obama has taken great pride in saying that Libya was liberated without American blood being shed. Obama did not want potential voters to wake up to our uniformed military being KIA.
So, DOD assets were told to stand down as CIA subcontractors, whose presence could be concealed, were tasked with extracting diplomatic assets from the Mission. Also, those operators were familiar with the battlefield and were leveraged with local friendly militia.
As the battlefield was so unshaped and on/off and populated by hostiles of unknown strength and unknown weapons, this was a reasonable tactical choice anyway.
Other rapid response units that could have gotten there would have been too little and too late.
General Ham and Africom, were frustrated that in this theater of their responsibility, they were not in position to act effectively.