Two security advisers who lived through last year's deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, are now telling CBS's "60 Minutes" that they saw it coming.
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They also say that they requested more security in Libya but didn't get it.
Green Beret Commander Lt. Col. Andy Wood said al Qaeda had promised to attack the Red Cross, the British and the Americans in Benghazi. After they hit the first two, Wood warned U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens that the Americans had to get ready.
"'Do something to break up the profile because you are being targeted,'" he recalled telling Stevens. "'They are…watching you. The attack cycle is such that they're in the final planning stages.'"
Greg Hicks, deputy to Stevens, said he asked for more security but never got it and doesn't know why.
"I really, really don't know," Hicks told "60 Minutes." "I, in fact, would like to know that, the answer to that question."
Hicks also said it was a terrible experience when he learned the United States wasn't sending military help. Four Americans died in the attack, including Stevens.
Meanwhile, a state of lawlessness continues in Libya today as independent militias vie for power and ally with competing politicians.