General Carter Ham to testify for the first time about Benghazi


Below is from my FNC colleague Justin Fishel:

Subject: Fox First: General Carter Ham to testify on Benghazi for first time next week

Fox News has learned that the House Armed Services Committee will hold a classified briefing next Weds June 26 at 9:00 on Benghazi.

Briefers will include:

Gen. Carter Ham (ret.) He was head of AFRICOM during Benghazi attack.

LTC Gibson

RADM Brian Losey – Special Operations Command Africa

This is being coordinated by the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the HASC. It will be closed door but will be the first time Ham has been questioned by Congress about his oversight of military assets that were available and why they weren’t sent to Benghazi last Sept 11/12. Ham was in the Pentagon at the time and oversaw the military response.

LTC Gibson is the Army Lieutenant Colonel who Greg Hicks said was told to stand down with his 3 other Special Forces when they wanted to go to Benghazi on the morning of Sept 12. We have not heard from him or Admiral Loissy, who was the head of Special Ops in Africa. He was in Europe coordinating from his base in Germany. He can speak to where the Special operations teams or CIF (Commander’s in extremis force) was based and when it was told to deploy and why it wasn’t sent to Libya.


Again this will be closed door.



Justin Fishel

Fox News Channel

Pentagon /State Dept. Producer