President Obama has ordered drones to fly over northern Africa and has put special operations strike forces on standby, readied for orders to kill suspects as soon as investigators say they’ve identified those responsible for the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya last month.
Based on interviews with current and former officials who were knowledgeable about the plans, the Associated Press reported these preparations show “the White House’s need to demonstrate it is responding forcefully to al-Qaeda,” especially after it having become a campaign issue for the Democrats, who face re-election in November.
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