Weekly Wrap Up: Honoring the Fallen Diplomats in Benghazi, Libya
Here's a quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov: Fallen Diplomats in Benghazi, Libya: On Tuesday, four Americans lost their lives after an attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. Today, President Obama, Vice President Biden and Secretary Clinton went to Andrews Air Force Base for the Transfer of Remains Ceremony, which marked the return to the United States of the four brave Americans who were killed in the attack. At the solemn ceremony that honored the fallen diplomats—Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens— President Obama paid tribute to four patriots who served their country and share a “fundamental American belief that we can leave this world a little better than before.” Earlier this week, President Obama, with Secretary of State Hilary Clinton standing alongside,  condemned the attack , which he called "outrageous and shocking" in a statement from the Rose Garden. "We're working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats," he said. "I've also directed my Administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. And make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people." Afterward, President Obama and Secretary Clinton visited the State Department, where the President reiterated again his solidarity with America's diplomats stationed around the world. read more
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