FEBRUARY 20, 2015
Judicial Watch obtained nearly 500 pages from the Pentagon unearthing more information about the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. These documents reveal the U.S. military knew the attack was orchestrated by an affiliated al-Qaeda group working to establish an “Islamic State.” They show that the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) drafted orders for a military response to the attack the day after it occurred. Read more about this latest development from Judicial Watch here.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, also commented on these documents, as quoted in the article:
“It is extraordinary that we had to wait for over two years and had to force the release of documents that provide the first glimpse into the military response to the terrorist attack in Benghazi,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “There is no doubt that the military considered this to be terrorist attack tied to a group allied with al Qaeda.”
“This lack of transparency is an insult to those in the military and other deployed U.S. government personnel whose morale has been decimated by the breach of trust caused by President Obama’s Benghazi lies and failures,” he later added.