Trump tries to avoid his own Benghazi

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Trump administration’s decision to deploy Marines in response to an assault on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad shows its eagerness to avoid a repeat of the Benghazi controversy that dogged the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

After supporters of the Iranian-backed militia group Kataib Hezbollah attacked the embassy compound in protest of U.S. airstrikes over the weekend, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced he was “sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy.”

Article URL : https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/31/trump-tries-to-avoid-his-own-benghazi-091749

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