The embassy is very close to militia violence occurring in Tripoli.
Several hundred U.S. Marines are being moved into position to rapidly respond to possible violence in Libya, according to a Department of Defense official.
A suspected Libyan al-Qaida figure nabbed by U.S. special forces in a dramatic operation in Tripoli was living freely in his homeland for the past two years, after a trajectory that took him to Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran, where he had been detained for years, his family said Sunday.
Just hours before he died in a terrorist attack
at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Ambassador
Chris Stevens sent a cable to Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton painting a chaotic,
violent portrait of the eastern Libya city and
warning that local militias were threatening to
pull the security they afforded U.S. officials.
The FBI seeks help from the Arabic-speaking public and social media as part of its investigation into the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans.
U.S. national security officials are discussing
what happened in Libya and what to do about it. So
what do we know?