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U.S. Marines Head to Libya

An elite group of Marines are on the way to Libya on Wednesday to secure U.S. diplomatic facilities in the aftermath of the attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. The 50 Marines are members of the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, or FAST, a group of rapid-responders whose role it is to react to terrorism threats against U.S. embassies on short notice. Their main role, according to the Associated Press, will be protecting classified national-security documents as well as U.S. citizens and government property in the event of an emergency.