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Panetta on the response to the Benghazi attack: "This is not 9-1-1"

In an interview that aired today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey spoke in a wide-ranging interview about Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearings, the U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, and the threat of al Qaeda in North Africa, among other topics. Embeddable video links are below, and a full transcript may be found here.

On the response to the Benghazi attack

PANETTA:  This is not 9-1-1.  You cannot just simply call and expect within two minutes to have a - a team in place.  It takes time.  That's the nature of it. Our people are there.  They're in position to move.  But we've got to have good intelligence that gives us a heads-up that something is going to happen.
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Panetta on U.S. response to Benghazi attack: ‘This is not 9-1-1’
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