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The office of National Intelligence Director James Clapper said the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi was a "deliberate and organized terrorist attack," contradicting previous statements by several administration officials. Some US agencies believe the attack was carried out by militants linked to al Qaeda. For security reasons, the State Department is temporarily pulling staff from its embassy in Tripoli.
Defense Secretary Panetta said the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi was clearly a terrorist attack. General Martin Dempsey said intelligence before the attack indicated certain groups were seeking to coalesce in eastern Libya. The maker of an anti-Islam film was jailed for violating his probation.
President Obama warned the UN that the US will "do what we must" to prevent Iran's acquisition of a nuclear weapon, but did not indicate the timing or nature of such US action. The US offered Libya help in securing weapons and cracking down on militias. Two Marines will be court-martialed for urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters.
Hundreds of Muslims and Christians gathered outside the largest mosque in Michigan on Friday to denounce an anti-Islam film and to urge that protests be peaceful rather than violent. In New York today, Secretary of State Clinton called for tolerance and dignity in the Muslim response to the film.