U.S.: Benghazi Attack ‘Deliberate And Organized’

In a public statement issued on Friday, the U.S. government characterized the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya as a “deliberate and organized terrorist attack,” Reuters reports:

The statement, by the office of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, acknowledged that it represented a change in the U.S. intelligence assessment of how and why the attack happened. During the attack on two U.S. government compounds in the eastern Libyan city, four U.S. personnel, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed.