"J. Christopher Stevens arrived in Benghazi, Libya, in April 2011 aboard a Greek cargo ship carrying a dozen American diplomats and guards and enough vehicles and equipment to set up a diplomatic beachhead in the middle of an armed rebellion.
September 12, 2012
In a State Department briefing last year, Mr. Stevens described arriving in Benghazi in April 2011, when the city was in rebel hands but the war was not over. His mission was to set up a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, a strong show of support for the forces trying to unseat Gaddafi. ..."