A “Site Security Team” member claims he and his team were pulled out of Libya in August despite the fact that U.S. officials in Libya wanted more security.
Lt. Col Andy Wood will go before the House Oversight committee this week to tell them there were 13 “threats or attacks” on U.S. officials in Libya in the six months leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks on the Benghazi consulate. He will also tell them he worried about the safety of U.S officials in Libya from the time of his arrival there in February, but every time he expressed his concerns to the State Dept. they brushed his words aside.
The State Dept. has already responded to what Wood will say by claiming there was a “constant conversation” between the Site Security Team and the State Dept. Yet this is countered by Wood’s supporters, who say the State Dept. not only pulled Wood’s 16 member security team out, but 18 other U.S. security team members (from other teams) as well.