New Navy Map Shows U.S. Had ‘Multitude of Forces’ in Region Surrounding Libya During Benghazi Attack


The U.S. military had a multitude of forces in the region surrounding  Libya when terrorists attacked the Special Mission in Benghazi and  murdered four Americans, according to an unclassified Navy map obtained by Judicial Watch this week.

The map features the Navy fleet positions in the North Africa Area of  Responsibility (AOR) on September 11, 2012, the day Islamic jihadists  raided the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi. Ambassador Christopher  Stevens, the first diplomat to be killed overseas in decades, and three  other Americans were murdered in the violent ambush.

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Dozens of vessels were stationed in the region on that day, including  two aircraft carriers (Dwight D. Eisenhower and Enterprise), four  amphibious ships, 13 destroyers, three cruisers and more than a dozen  other smaller Navy boats as well as a command ship. Carriers are  warships, the powerhouse of the naval fleet with a full-length flight  deck for aircraft operations. During the Benghazi attack, two carriers  were based to the east in the Arabian Sea, the Navy map shows.

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