Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:15 pm
McKeon: State didn't ask for help before Benghazi
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, also says billions of dollars in cuts to the Defense Department's budget raise the potential for greater risk at U.S. posts overseas because there won't be enough troops and equipment available to provide security.
McKeon's remarks on Tuesday followed a closed-door briefing for committee members by Defense Department officials on the military's response to the Benghazi attack.
The California Republican declined to provide details from the classified briefing.