Pentagon Does 'About Face' On Key Benghazi Witness, Makes Marine Colonel Available To Talk To CongressSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 19:05
Pentagon Does 'About Face' On Key Benghazi Witness, Makes Marine Colonel Available To Talk To Congress
By DAVID MARTOSKO IN WASHINGTON
PUBLISHED: 14:57 EST, 19 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:08 EST, 19 July 2013
The U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to make available to Congress a Marine Corps colonel who was in command of U.S. Special Forces in Northern Africa on the night armed terrorists staged a military-style assault on an American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya.
A series of requests for Marine Col. George Bristol's testimony from Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, both Republicans, had fallen on deaf ears until Friday. The Pentagon had claimed that since Bristol had retired, it 'cannot compel' him to tell congressional panels what he knows about the Benghazi attack.