The House Select Committee on Benghazi began its probe into the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, more than two years ago. During that time, the committee has interviewed nearly 100 witnesses, 75 of whom it says were not interviewed during previous probes. As the public awaits the committee’s final report, Stratfor sits down with Vice President of Intelligence Fred Burton to discuss what we do and do not know at this point.
During his time as a counterterrorism agent with the U.S. Department of State, Burton was charged with preventing and investigating attacks against diplomatic personnel and facilities overseas. He also co-authored the New York Times best-seller Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi. Burton’s research included exclusive cooperation from eyewitnesses and confidential sources within the intelligence, diplomatic and military communities.
Burton continues to closely monitor the House Select Committee’s investigation and other developments related to the terrorist attack in Benghazi. Be sure to follow Stratfor on Facebook and Twitter for future conversations once the committee’s final report is released.