Was the US consulate in Benghazi adequately protected?
There were three lines of defense at consulate. Libyan security guards manned the outer perimeter. As you move further in, there are contract guards hired by the State Department. US special agents are the last line of defense inside the hard line.
The State Department, on Thursday, defended the security in place.
"We did evaluate the threat stream and we determined that the security at Benghazi was appropriate for what we knew," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said.