Live Tweeting SASC Hearing on #Benghazi

A burnt building at the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, two days after a Sept. 11 attack that left four Americans dead. (GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

All eyes again will be on Capitol Hill this morning as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before Senate Armed Services Committee on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya.

Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., announced Wednesday the panel will not vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to replace Panetta, saying the panel is still reviewing his record. But GOP members are sure to grill the duo about what the Pentagon did and did not do — and what it might do in similar future situations — once the Benghazi attack was underway.

Intercepts is taking a break from live-blogging, but Senior Congressional Reporter John T. Bennett will be tweeting from the hearing. Follow him @BennettJohnT, and check DefenseNews.com for updates as news happens.

John T. Bennett

John T. Bennett

Bennett is the Editor of Defense News' CongressWatch channel. He has a Masters degree in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
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