University of Oklahoma political economist and European Union expert Mitchell Smith joins the program for a conversation about the eurozone's economy slipping further into recession, and the American kicked out of Russia over accusations of spying for the CIA.
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Earlier this year an independent review by veteran diplomat Thomas Pickering and retired Adm. Mike Mullen slammed the U.S. State Department for inadequate security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi before the September 11, 2012 attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.
U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-OK5) was one of several members of Congress today questioning three top diplomats about September's deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
U.S. State Department foreign service officer and former deputy chief of mission in Libya Gregory Hicks told Lankford the only person who can waive security requirements for high-risk, high threat locations is the Secretary of State.