Pentagon: US knew too little to deploy troops to Benghazi

The Pentagon defended its decision not to deploy forces to Benghazi, Libya, as soon as the US mission came under attack on September 11, saying it would have been irresponsible to put forces in harm's way without better information.


President Barack Obama's response to the attacks in Libya has been a contentious issue in the hard-fought US presidential race, with Republican opponents raising questions about his administration's truthfulness and competence. (Reuters)