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New Bombshells Rock Benghazi Scandal

anonymous Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 11:27 AM
Ok, here is the language in the Act, you can look it up...: The Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986, sponsored by Sen. Barry Goldwater and Rep. Bill Nichols, caused a major defense reorganization, the most significant since the National Security Act of 1947. Operational authority was centralized through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs as opposed to the service chiefs. The chairman was designated as the principal military advisor to the president, National Security Council and secretary of defense. The act established the position of vice-chairman and streamlined the operational chain of command from the president to the secretary of defense to the unified commanders.

Damning details about this national scandal continue to emerge, even as the administration hunkers down and tries to wait it out on a political timetable.  ABC News' Jake Tapper describes the succession of appalling revelations as a slow drip, but the stream is picking up.  Let's pick through what we've learned over the last 48 hours alone (if you're short on time, skip down to item number five, which is the biggest story of the bunch):

(1) As Katie reported yesterday, secret cables sent from US personnel in Libya to the State Department offered dire and specific...