In his report the diplomat said the conditions in Libya during that period didn’t meet the norms adopted by the US State Department, explaining that the situation was becoming worse day by day. He pointed that the country was invaded by “large numbers of armed groups and individuals not under control of the central government” and clashes occurred regularly across the nation’s major cities.
Some 234 security-related incidents occurred in Libya in that period, 50 of which were registered in Benghazi, according to official statistics.
Security measures required "minimum" of 13 members to provide safety to the diplomatic group who was travelling to Benghazi.
What happened next is a well-known fact – militants attacked the US compound on September 11, killing Chris Stevens along with three other American nationals.
Hillary Clinton, who is now running for US President, will testify before the Benghazi committee in Congress, answering questions about steps taken for security in 2012.