Friday, January 25, 2013
The State Department is moving quickly to beef up security at missions worldwide. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton repeated that refrain in back-to-back congressional hearingsyesterday. She called the September attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, highly personal for both the families of the four victims and herself. Diplomats stationed there repeatedly had asked for more security. Clinton said she never saw those requests. She chided lawmakers for cutting funds for embassy security over the years.