For Benghazi diplomatic security, U.S. relied on small British firm




 
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For Benghazi diplomatic security, U.S. relied on small British firm
 
October 18th, 2012  
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For Benghazi diplomatic security, U.S. relied on small British firm
WASHINGTON/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - The State Department's decision to hire Blue Mountain Group to guard the ill-fated U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, entrusted security tasks to a little-known British company instead of the large firms it usually uses in overseas danger zones. The contract was largely based on expediency, U.S. officials have said, since no one knew how long the temporary mission would remain in the Libyan city. The cradle of last year's uprising that ended Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule, Benghazi has been plagued by rising violence in recent months. ...




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