This is the conclusion from the Senate report into the Benghazi debacle.
WASHINGTON—The State Department and Pentagon had no viable way to rescue Americans in Benghazi, Libya, falling short of their responsibility to develop plans to evacuate U.S. citizens, according to the first bipartisan congressional investigation of the Sept. 11 assault.
The Senate report, like a study by an independent review board in December, was harshly critical of the State Department for failing to recognize and respond to security risks before four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, were killed. But the new Senate report also spreads the blame more widely, finding fault with the Pentagon and White House.
The report is due to be released on Monday by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The Wall Street Journal reviewed a copy on Sunday.
But we sort of already knew that, didn’t we.
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