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  • Marine commander (Col George Bristol) says no stand-down order in Benghazi attack

    07/31/2013 6:53:04 PM PDT · by xzins · 173 replies
    UPI.com ^ | Jul 31, 2013 | UPI
    A Marine operations commander told lawmakers Wednesday he gave troops in Libya permission to respond to a September 2012 attack on a U.S. mission in Tripoli. Testifying in closed session before the House Armed Services Committee, Col. George Bristol contradicted claims by some congressional Republicans he had issued a stand-down order following the attack, in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stephens and three other Americans were killed, The Hill reported. Bristol, who commanded Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara at the time of the attack, said he gave the Tripoli security team leader, Lt. Col. S.E. Gibson, permission...
  • Congress will hear from Africa special forces commander on Benghazi attack (Col. George Bristol)

    07/19/2013 12:37:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-19-2013 | Shaun Waterman
    July 19, 2013 Congress will hear from Africa special forces commander on Benghazi attack By Shaun Waterman “Col. Bristol will be available to meet with House and Senate members and their staffs very soon,” Air Force Maj. Robert A. Firman, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed to The Times.