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Officer claims 'pressure' to reduce security at Libya mission

A green beret officer who was involved in security at the U.S. mission in Libya that came under attack in September leading to the deaths of four Americans says there was high-level “pressure” to reduce security at the compound, CBS News reports.

Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who led a 16-member counterterrorism team in Libya, is set to testify before a congressional committee on Wednesday. He told CBS that the slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, had grown concerned with security at the mission, but at the same time pressure came from “higher headquarters at State Department” to draw down security.