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December 6th, 2013
08:27 PM ET

Slain teacher's friend: He wanted to "change lives"

Thirty-three-year-old American teacher Ronnie Smith was shot and killed in Benghazi this week, but the reasons behind his murder remain a mystery. OutFront tonight with more on his life and work is Fernando Velasco, a close friend of Smith's.


Filed under: Benghazi • International
December 6th, 2013
08:26 PM ET

No suspects, leads after American teacher is killed in Benghazi

There are lots of questions tonight surrounding the shooting death of a U.S. teacher in Benghazi, Libya on Thursday.

Ronald Smith, a 33-year-old chemistry teacher at the International School in Benghazi, was gunned down while allegedly jogging yesterday morning. Smith was living in Libya with his wife and son while working at the school.

Why he was killed is still unknown, but he is now the fifth American to be murdered in Benghazi after Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed during an attack nearly 15 months ago.

Nic Robertson is following the story and has the latest details.


Filed under: Benghazi • International
November 21st, 2013
09:14 PM ET

Erik Prince: If Blackwater had been in Benghazi, "the U.S. Ambassador would still be alive"

America's longest war is not ending.

U.S. forces were scheduled to leave Afghanistan by the end of the year, but a new deal with the Afghan government could keep American fighters there for another decade or longer.

And the people fighting that war? Right now, according to the congressional research service, 20% of the soldiers are private contractors.

It's a new era in American warfare.

And the man who started it is Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, Inc. - a name now synonymous with controversy and the war on terror.

Prince has just released his own account of what happened at Blackwater, "Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror."

Erin Burnett talks to him about the al Qaeda, Benghazi and the business of war.


Filed under: Benghazi • International • News
November 13th, 2013
08:57 PM ET

Classified hearing on Benghazi attack

It's been more than a year since the deadly attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Lawmakers say they're still waiting for the truth.

Now, they're questioning CIA officials during private hearings.

What can't they ask in the public forum?

Outfront tonight: Drew Griffin. He's been digging into the Benghazi investigation from the beginning.


Filed under: Benghazi • News • Politics • Terrorism
November 6th, 2013
08:55 PM ET

Lawmakers have unanswered questions on attack at U.S. embassy

(CNN) - A week before Congress is expected to finally hear from CIA contractors on the ground in Libya during the deadly Benghazi attacks, a Republican member said it is long overdue the American public learn the truth of "the murky events of September 11, 2012," that left a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead.

"We know what the senior people have said but we don't know what the people who were on the ground are going to say and we need to get those answers," Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California) told CNN by phone Wednesday.

Congressman: Benghazi questions need answers, or more steps needed

In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner sent Wednesday, Nunes said if questions remain unanswered or "if some answers differ substantially from the established narrative and timeline of the attack, then it would be warranted to take new measures to complete the investigation and synthesize the information obtained by the Intelligence Committees and other committees investigating the Benghazi attack."

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