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.

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

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"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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