October 27, 2013
Benghazi was a planned, sophisticated attack by al Qaeda against a barely protected American outpost.
(15 min 36 sec)
Voices from the Benghazi investigation
The morning of the attack
"We all knew it was a bad sign." That's how a British security officer described suspicious activity that happened the morning of Sept. 11, 2012. The officer who calls himself Morgan Jones -- a pseudonym he uses for safety - recalls how an unidentified man was caught taking pictures of the compound the morning of the attack.
Who attacked the U.S. Compound in Benghazi?
Last year, the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi and a top secret CIA facility known as the Annex were the targets of a well-planned assault that took four American lives. Who did it? Logan asks Tom Joscelyn, one of the country's leading al Qaeda experts.
Warning signs: Security breaches in Benghazi
Morgan Jones tells Lara Logan about two separate security breaches at the U.S. Compound in Benghazi. The incidents occurred prior to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack and one -- involving an IED -- led Jones to believe the compound was being watched.
Ambassador Chris Stevens visits Benghazi
When the attack on the U.S. Compound began, Ambassador Chris Stevens immediately called his deputy, Greg Hicks -- a 22-year veteran of the foreign service -- who was based in Tripoli. In this excerpt from Logan's interview, Hicks remembers his boss as "the epitome of a diplomat."
Black flags fly in Benghazi
Morgan Jones was hired to improve security at the U.S. compound in Benghazi. During his first drive through the city, he noticed black flags flying openly in the streets and grew concerned. He immediately thought, "Al Qaeda, terrorists."
A "swarm attack" in Benghazi
Green Beret commander LTC Andy Wood was one of the top American security officials in Libya. LTC Wood tells Lara Logan that he believes highly trained professionals executed what's called a "swarm attack."
Death of an ambassador
"Oh God, don't let him die." That's what Dr. Saifeddin Zoghbia, a Libyan ER surgeon, remembers hearing as he tried to save the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens. Here, he gives Lara Logan a detailed description of the night the fallen diplomat arrived at his hospital.
Benghazi: The consequences
Greg Hicks, a diplomat who worked closely with Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya, explains why he thinks al Qaeda achieved a "double victory" in Benghazi.
Is Benghazi a scandal?
LTC Andy Wood says he warned Ambassador Stevens that an attack on the U.S. Compound in Benghazi was coming. How does Wood feel about Benghazi today? Is it a scandal?
Al Qaeda in Libya
Tom Joscelyn tells Lara Logan that al Qaeda is pushing their agenda forward in Libya. Part of the problem, Joscelyn says, is that the West's definition of al Qaeda is wrong.
Benghazi: A win for al Qaeda?
Who's more established in Libya today, the U.S or al Qaeda? LTC Andy Wood believes the the attack in Benghazi was a significant defeat for the U.S.
Cameraman sifts through Benghazi ruins
More than a year after the attack, a 60 Minutes cameraman went to the U.S. Compound in Benghazi to film and sift through the ruins. Here's some of the footage he brought back for the 60 Minutes investigation.
Chris Stevens, an inspiration
When LTC Andy Wood was based in Tripoli, he met with Ambassor Stevens every day. He says his respect for Stevens is what drives him to speak out about the attack on 60 Minutes.