White House response to Libya attacks: A timeline

  • President Barack Obama (R) makes a statement about the death of U.S. ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Rose Garden at the White House on Sept. 12, 2012, in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    (CBS News) Amid varying reports over how and when the Obama administration determined that the recent attacks in Libya may have been acts of terrorism, and allegations that the White House might have knowingly mischaracterized the events in their aftermath, CBSNews.com presents a timeline of the administration's responses -- as well as some conflicting accounts from others.

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