International Law

Slaying of US Ambassador in Libya Part of 'Terrorist Attack,' Accountability Review Board Appointed

The slaying of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, along with three others, at the consulate in Benghazi earlier this month, was part of a “terrorist attack,” a White House press secretary told reporters Thursday.

Also today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the appointment of an Accountability Review Board to look into the attack, the New York Times reports.

It will be led by Thomas R. Pickering, a former under secretary of state. A website for the Council on Foreign Relations details his extensive diplomatic background.

Earlier coverage: “Fatal Sept. 11 Attack on US Ambassador to Libya May Have Been Planned, Extremist Act, Officials Say” “4 Suspects Held in Sept. 11 Attack on US Consulate in Which American Ambassador to Libya Died”

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