Congressional investigators have pieced together a series of decisions that led State Department officials to inexplicably draw down security in Libya last year even as threats and attacks against Western diplomats were rising in the violent, chaotic city of Benghazi where America’s ambassador was killed last Sept. 11.
Just hours before he died in a terrorist attack at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Ambassador Chris Stevens sent a cable to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton painting a chaotic, violent portrait of the eastern Libya city and warning that local militias were threatening to pull the security they afforded U.S. officials.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday called for her successor to pursue the twin goals of stable, affordable energy and the growth of renewable sources in future diplomacy.
Clinton said the United States must remain a world leader in the energy markets, with the top objective of making sure "the American people's access to energy is secure, reliable, affordable and sustainable." On the last note, she said global development of renewable energy sources is key to confronting climate change.
Wading into a volatile election-year debate over taxes, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday urged nations across the world to tax their wealthiest citizens more to encourage economic growth.
“It is a fact that around the world the elites of every country are making money,” Clinton told participants at a conference in New York sponsored by her husband's Clinton Global Initiative. “There are rich people everywhere, and yet they do not contribute to their growth of their own countries.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American embassy in Islamabad, in a bid to tamp down public rage over the anti-Islam film produced in the U.S., is spending $70,000 to air an ad on Pakistani television that features President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton denouncing the video.