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U.S. Presence in Libya : A Brief History
When a mob attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, it was just the latest in a series of security incidents targeting American diplomats in Libya over the past 18 months. Over the past several years, however, U.S.-Libyan
Documents Back Up Claims of Requests for Greater Security in Benghazi
Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform have released new documents backing up claims by security personnel previously station in Libya that there was a shortage of security personnel in Benghazi. The documents also included an “ACTION MEMO” for Under Secretary of ...
American Flag Raised Over U.S. Embassy in Tripoli
The American embassy in Tripoli officially reopened today, nearly seven months after it was shuttered as fighting intensified in Libya and just hours before the Obama administration slapped sanctions on the Gadhafi regime. U.S. Ambassador Gene Cretz returned to Libya Wednesday for the first time ...
Obama Sends Ambassador Back to Libya
The United States will officially re-open its embassy in Tripoli this week, nearly seven months after it was shuttered as fighting in the country intensified and just hours before the US-imposed sanctions on the Gadhafi regime. President Obama announced this morning that the ambassador to...
U.S. Diplomats Return to Tripoli Saturday
A handful of diplomats, led by the embassy’s No. 2 official Joan Polaschik, return to Tripoli Saturday for the first time since the embassy was ransacked, burned and shuttered last February to prepare for the its eventual reopening, the State Department said today. ”She’ll have a couple of...
Sources: US Working to Send Diplomats Back to Tripoli Soon
US officials tell ABC News the United States plans to begin re-establishing its diplomatic presence in Tripoli over the coming weeks now that rebel forces have taken control of much of the Libyan capital. The first step comes this weekend when the State Department will...
Libya : Moammar Gadhafi's Billions May be Unaccounted For
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's war chest might have been large enough at one point to support fighting against rebel forces, but how much Libya's Transitional National Council can extract after Gadhafi's reported death remains to be seen. Gadhafi had $200 billion in bank accounts, investments, and
U.S. decision to recognize Libyan rebels raises key questions. We seek answers.
ABC News' Kirit Radia (@kiritradia_abc) reports: Last week at an international conference in Istanbul Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the United States would join 30 other countries in recognizing the Libyan opposition based in Benghazi as the legitimate representatives of the Libyan
US Amb. To Libya On Casualty #'s and Recognition For TNC
ABC News' Luis Martinez reports: US ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz says it is hard for the US to determine right now how many civilian casualties there have been in Libya since Gadhafi launched a military campaign against rebel forces....