To the Editor:
Our defeat at Benghazi becomes more and more difficult to explain as revelations are made public. Those pieces and bits of information are difficult to verify because our elected officials have been unable to crack through the cloak of secrecy surrounding the defeat.
After all, “What difference does it make?“
Relatively believable information has surfaced that a large number of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles (perhaps 9K34 Strela-3, a Soviet era weapon) were captured during the more publicized overrunning of the Benghazi Consulate.
That is very bad news and may account for the reluctance to sent a reaction force which would logically arrive by aircraft at a large airport.
One ground-to-air missile located at the reaction force destination airport in Benghazi could be disastrous.
The real question is why would the Central Intelligence Agency have those alleged missiles stored in Benghazi and not provide adequate security for them?
Dr. Richard D. Lamb