By Senator Marco Rubio
September 11, 2013
One year ago today, on September 11, 2012, we were reminded that despite our successes in the war on terror, Al Qaeda and its affiliates continue to threaten the United States and our personnel and facilities around the world.
We remember the lives and service of the four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, who were slain in Benghazi, Libya while trying to help bring peace and stability to a country going through a difficult transition.
We pray for their families who still mourn the loss of their loved ones.
Unfortunately, a year later many questions remain about this tragedy.
Just last month, Secretary of State John Kerry absolved the four State Department employees, who had previously been removed from their jobs, of any responsibility for the security failures that put Ambassador Stevens and his colleagues at risk.
This raises questions about the work of the Accountability Review Board and also means that no one at the State Department has been held accountable.
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