Two of the four US deaths in Benghazi might have been prevented, military leaders say, if commanders had known more about the intensity of the sporadic gunfire directed at the CIA facility where Americans had taken refuge and had pressed to get a rescue team there faster.
Gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the "biggest regret" of her tenure was the 2012 attack on a US consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including its Ambassador.
In a highly critical report, a Senate committee has said the deadly attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented and blamed the State Department, the intelligence and even late US envoy Chris Stevens for missing obvious warning signs.
The United States is still investigating last year`s attack on its diplomatic mission in Benghazi but has no evidence that "core al Qaeda" leaders directed the assault in which four Americans died, a US official said Monday.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would testify before a key Congressional committee on January 23 on the terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed the US Ambassador to Libya and two other American nationals last September 11.
The panel set up by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to look into the circumstances that led to the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, has submitted its report, a State Department official said on Monday.