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State Dept. Security Chief Resigns

A report finding management failures are to blame for a lack of security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, resulted in the resignation of four State Department officials Wednesday. The security before the attack that left four dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, was called “grossly inadequate” by the board’s co-chairman. Sources tell Politico the officials resigning are Eric Boswell, assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security; Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security; and Raymond Maxwell, the deputy assistant secretary of state.

December 19, 2012 11:15 PM