Katie Pavlich
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Yesterday an independent review of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which left four Americans dead including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, was released. As a result, four State Department officials have resigned and more questions are being asked.

Four State Department officials have been disciplined in the wake of a review of the security failures that led to the deaths of four Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.

One resigned, while three others have been placed on administrative leave and relieved of their duties, said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

The independent review released Tuesday examining attacks that occurred last September 11 cites "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" at the State Department.

The failures resulted in a security plan "that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place," the 39-page unclassified version of the report concludes.

This morning on Fox and Friends, Rep. Allen West said although the review explains the State Department role, the White House still has to answer questions about what happened that day.

There was no mention of the infamous and non-existent YouTube video the White House told Susan Rice to point to as a reason for the attack on multiple Sunday shows. The report also confirmed there wasn't a protest outside of the consulate before it was attacked.

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Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is also the author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.

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