Military looks to place quick forces after Libya

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Posted: February 8, 2013

Associated Press

Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey testify on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the Pentagon's role in responding to the attack last year on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where the ambassador and three other Americans were killed. (Photo by J. Scott ApplewhiteAssociated Press)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is determined to position small, quick reaction forces closer to global crises after the rapid assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya last September kept...



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