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15th January 2014 - The Weekly Standard

New Senate Report: Al Qaeda Network Attacked in Benghazi

Thomas Joscelyn

The Senate Intelligence Committee has now released its declassified review of the intelligence surrounding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi...

15th January 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's Tom Joscelyn discusses a recent Senate committee report indicating the deadly attack in Libya could have been prevented.

15th January 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Can Hillary Clinton Survive Benghazi?

Thomas Joscelyn

The Post reports, “A long-delayed Senate intelligence committee report released Wednesday spreads blame among the State Department and intelligence...

15th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Senate Report: Terrorists ‘Affiliated’ with Multiple al Qaeda Groups Involved in Benghazi Attack

Thomas Joscelyn

The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has released its review of the intelligence concerning the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

13th January 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

What core al Qaeda is and the terrorist group's links with the Benghazi attack.

10th January 2014 - Cited by Patrick Brennan, National Review Online

State Dept: Benghazi Perpetrators ‘Continue to Pose a Threat to U.S. Interests in Libya’

Thomas Joscelyn

The State Department released its official designation of three new terrorist groups and their leaders today, and all three have a record of attacking U.S. diplomatic...

10th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

State Department Designates 3 Ansar al Sharia Organizations, Leaders

Thomas Joscelyn

The US State Department announced today that it has added three chapters of Ansar al Sharia, as well as three of the groups' leaders, to the government's terrorist...

8th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Remains Suspect in Benghazi Attack

Thomas Joscelyn

An ex-Guantanamo detainee, Sufian Ben Qumu, remains a key suspect in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the Washington Post reports.

8th January 2014 - Quoted by Patrick Brennan, National Review

The Gitmo Detainee the Times Just Denied Was in Benghazi . . . Was in Benghazi

Thomas Joscelyn

U.S. officials have told the Washington Post that they believe that former Guantanamo Bay detainee and al-Qaeda-linked militant Abu Sufian bin Qumu...

7th January 2014 - The Weekly Standard

Obama Administration’s Benghazi Bombshell

Thomas Joscelyn

The Washington Post reports that U.S. officials suspect Sufian Ben Qumu, an ex-Guantanamo detainee, “played a role in the attack on the American compound...

5th January 2014 - CNN

Reliable Sources

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's Thomas Joscelyn on last week’s in-depth New York Times report on the Benghazi attack and the pushback against its findings by conservative media.

4th January 2014 - Cited by Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Down the Times’ Benghazi Rabbit Hole

Thomas Joscelyn

What was the commander-in-chief of the United States armed forces doing through the night of September 11, 2012, while he knew Americans were under...

1st January 2014 - The Weekly Standard

Not a ‘Bogus’ Benghazi Connection

Thomas Joscelyn

During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick was asked about the connections between Muhammad Jamal’s...

30th December 2013 - The Weekly Standard

Politico Jumps in the Benghazi Debate

Thomas Joscelyn

Blake Hounshell of Politico takes a look at the latest back and forth over Benghazi sparked by David Kirkpatrick’s 7,000-plus word piece for the New...

30th December 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's Tom Joscelyn explains al Qaeda's involvement in the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

30th December 2013 - National Review Online

Al-Qaeda Is Alive and Kicking in Benghazi

Benjamin Weinthal

The organizational energy and sophisticated firepower used to attack the U.S. consulate in Benghazi struck many seasoned counterterrorism experts as...

30th December 2013 - Politico

Al Qaeda’s Big Year

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Any way you measure it, 2013 was a good year for al Qaeda. It wasn’t supposed to be. Shortly after the United States killed the group’s charismatic leader...

29th December 2013 - The Weekly Standard

The New York Times Whitewashes Benghazi

Thomas Joscelyn

David D. Kirkpatrick of the New York Times has published a lengthy account of the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. While much in...

22nd December 2013 - The Long War Journal

Suicide Bomber Strikes Security Checkpoint Mear Benghazi, Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

A suicide bomber detonated a truck bomb at a checkpoint outside the city of Benghazi earlier today. The number of casualties varies in the early reporting.

1st December 2013 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Seeks to Spin Capture of Top Operative

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda propagandist Adam Gadahn has released a new video denouncing the capture of a top operative known as Abu Anas al Libi. In the video, titled "The...

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