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CIA’s Global Response Staff emerging from
shadows after incidents in Libya and Pakistan

Washington Post, by Greg Miller and Julie Tate

Original Article

Posted By:FlyRight, 12/27/2012 4:31:09 PM

The rapid collapse of a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya exposed the vulnerabilities of State Department facilities overseas. But the CIA’s ability to fend off a second attack that same night provided a glimpse of a key element in the agency’s defensive arsenal: a secret security force created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Two of the Americans killed in Benghazi were members of the CIA’s Global Response Staff, an innocuously named organization that has recruited hundreds of former U.S. Special Forces operatives to serve as armed guards for the agency’s spies.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/27/2012 5:05:09 PM     (No. 9086409)

This story sounds like a late breaking CYA story but it´s already been posted earlier,i believe.


Reply 2 - Posted by: rburns, 12/27/2012 5:20:42 PM     (No. 9086426)

Incompetent President and ALL his people. They want to appease the Muslim Terrorists. plain and simple. Time to impeach this POS.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/27/2012 7:19:23 PM     (No. 9086579)

Hypothetical scenario: Global Response Staff in Benghazi is on a "weapons-free" status around the clock. Trouble at the consulate. Clear and well-defined ROE allow them to defend our diplomats with no regard to welfare of local ne-er-do-wells. By dawn, everyone is safely out of the country and no one outside of Libya is even aware that anything happened or that the CIA was even there.



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