Secretary Clinton warns of rising militancy at Benghazi hearing

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:48 EDT
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies January 23, 2013 in Washington (AFP, Saul Loeb)
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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned of the challenges posed by rising militancy after the Arab Spring as she appeared before US lawmakers Wednesday to be grilled about a deadly attack.

“Benghazi didn’t happen in a vacuum,” Clinton said at the start of a Senate hearing into the September 11 assault on a US mission in eastern Libya. “The Arab revolutions have scrambled power dynamics and shattered security forces across the region.”

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