ABSTRACT

Investigative Report on the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012, A Report by Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, November 21, 2014   [open pdf - 31MB]

"The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence ('HPSCI' or 'the Committee') conducted a comprehensive and exhaustive investigation into the tragic attacks against two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya on September 11-12, 2012. The nearly two-year investigation focused on the activities of the Intelligence Community ('IC') before, during, and after the attacks. During the course of thousands of hours of detailed investigation, HPSCI reviewed thousands of pages of intelligence assessments, cables, notes, and emails; held 20 Committee events and hearings; and conducted detailed interviews with senior intelligence officials and eyewitnesses to the attacks, including eight security personnel on the ground in Benghazi that night. This report details the findings and conclusions of the HPSCI's investigation. In summary, the Committee first concludes that the CIA ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and, without a requirement to do so, ably and bravely assisted the State Department on the night of the attacks. […] The Committee, however, received evidence that the State Department security personnel, resources, and equipment were unable to counter the terrorist threat that day and required CIA assistance. Second, the Committee finds that there was no intelligence failure prior to the attacks. […] Third, the Committee finds that a mixed group of individuals, including those affiliated with Al-Qa'ida, participated in the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi… […] Fourth, the Committee concludes that after the attacks, the early intelligence assessments and the Administration's initial public narratives on the causes and motivations for the attacks were not fully accurate." This report includes six appendices of maps, images, a timeline of events, and hearing transcripts.

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HPSCI-2014-2583; House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence-2014-2583
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2014-11-21
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U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: http://intelligence.house.gov/
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