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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Security Officer on State Department Blocking Requests: ‘For Me the Taliban Is Inside the Building’
In a heated and dramatic congressional hearing today, witnesses who served with the U.S. diplomatic corps in Libya and pushed for a stronger security presence repeatedly faulted the State Department for standing in their way – one even referring to the State Department officials he described as obstructionist as if they were Taliban terrorists.
The formerregional security officer in Libya, Eric Nordstrom, recalled talking to a regional director and asking for twelve security agents.