Committee Oversight of Benghazi Attack

HASC Fact Sheet and Overview of Benghazi Attack

Hearings and Briefings


The Posture of the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command
Full Comittee
March 15 2013


U.S. Force Posture and Planning Before, During and After the Attack
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Press Release read out
June 26, 2013

Update on the Attack in Benghazi, Libya
Full Committee
November 29, 2012

Press Releases

Readout of House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Classified Briefing on Benghazi
June 26, 2013
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations received testimony in a classified briefing from three key figures involved in the response to the attack on Americans in Benghazi. General Carter Ham (ret), LTC S.E. Gibson, and Rear Admiral Brian Losey offered accounts of U.S. force posture and planning ahead of the attack, and actions taken during and after the attack.

McKeon Continues Benghazi Oversight 
May 15, 2013
Chairman McKeon requested additional information to continue HASC oversight of the attack on U.S. Facilities and personnel in Benghazi, Libya. Specifically requesting additional information on how the military was postured to respond to a crisis on September 11 2012, Chairman McKeon asked that the commanding officer of the Site Security Team for Tripoli during the Benghazi attack be made available.

McKeon Statement on DoD Denial of Vital Benghazi Oversight Information
May 8 2013
The Honorable Elizabeth King, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs responded to Chairman McKeon's April 17th request to Secretary Hagel, that the DOD provide a classified timeline of the events that transpired on September 11-12, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. Assistant Secretary King denied the Chairman's request, pointed out that an unclassified timeline has been released, and asserted that no formal classified timeline exists.

McKeon Letter to Secretary Hagel on Benghazi
April 25, 2013
Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon sent the following letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel requesting the classified version of the Defense Department's Benghazi timeline.

McKeon Presses White House on Response to Terrorist Attack in Libya
October 31 2012
Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, wrote a letter to President Obama in response to White House assertions about the military response to the September 11, 2012 attack in Libya.

Chairmen Demand Answers from President on Libya Terrorist Attack 
September 26, 2012
Eight senior members author letter seeking additional information. 

Chairman McKeon letters to:

Response letters to the Chairman from:

Declassified Interview Transcripts

Declassified Interview Transcripts

WASHINGTON— The House Armed Services Committee today released nine declassified transcripts of interviews jointly conducted by the Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in connection with the September 11, 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. These classified interviews were undertaken as part of HASC’s examination of the actions of the Department of Defense before, during, and after the attack.  These interviews were conducted between January and April 2014. The transcripts were declassified by the Department of Defense at HASC’s request.

Read the transcripts linked below:

Transcript 1 LTC Defense Attache

Transcript 2 LTC Office of Security Cooperation

Transcript 3 LTC Military Trainer 

Transcript 4 LTC Current Operations Director (SOCAFRICA)

Transcript 5 Brigadier General Scott Zobrist

Transcript 6 Rear Admiral Brian Losey

Transcript 7 Rear Admiral Richard Landolt 

Transcript 8 Vice Admiral Charles Leidig Jr 

Transcript 9 General Carter Ham

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