U.S. Charges for Benghazi Attack Suspect Open U.S. Options

U.S. waits to see how Libya will cooperate in manhunt for alleged consulate attacker.


U.S. authorities are waiting to see how Libya will cooperate in the manhunt for the alleged consulate attacker.


"You might see [the charges] as sending a strong message that we will not tolerate this and we will not stop short of defending our facilities abroad," he says, adding "it is unlikely that someone who is a militant, anti-U.S., violent person would back down or stop because they are threatened with U.S. retaliation."

But, the Lockerbie Bomber precedent might give the news of charges some real teeth, he says.

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