The No. 1 duty and obligation of the U.S. military is to protect and defend the homeland.
All embassy properties are considered part of the homeland.
When the Benghazi property was attacked last September, U.S. military personnel were on-site.
An official in Washington, D.C., ordered the military to stand down, and not defend the Americans who were being attacked at the embassy consulate.
Four Americans, including the ambassador, were killed in the attack.
The nation was never told which high-level official specifically ordered the military to not do their job. The families of the four Americans – who died without being defended – deserve to know who gave that deadly order. All U.S. military, be they active-duty or retired, and their families are entitled to know who ordered military personnel in Benghazi to violate their oath to protect and defend.
Instead, American citizens are now subjected to talking points and political double-talk. We are being told that our brave men on-site were told not to fight because it was too dangerous.
We are told that fighter planes were not deployed because they were too far away, when they were actually in Tripoli, ready to go, and could have arrived in minutes.
This is gravely serious! Brave American Navy Seals were ordered to abandon their duty posts. Pilots were told not to join the fight to save our people. We deserve to know who gave this abominable order.