On Saturday, diplomats from the US embassy in Libya were evacuated to Tunisia under US military escort as fighting between rival militias grew close to the embassy. The State Department also issued travel warnings for Libya.
Benghazi suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah was in federal court Saturday, charged with providing support and resources to terrorists in the deadly 2012 attack. His capture is unlikely to benefit President Obama politically.
The $500 million Obama is requesting to train and arm Syrian rebels, the first direct US military aid in the three-year civil war, is part of a counterterrorism initiative and not directed against the Assad regime.