Ambassador Christopher Stevens’ journal was published for the first time on Wednesday. Stevens was one of four Americans killed with Islamic jihadists attacked the American compound in Benghazi, Libya that he was held up in on September 11, 2012.
CNN found the diary days after the attack, but did not publish it at the time. Though they reported on the contents of the journal, the did not publish it at the request of Stevens’ family.
In understanding the events leading up to the attack, Brandon Webb, editor-in-chief of SOFREP, the news site covering U.S. and Coalition special operations news, has decided to publish the journal.
“Some will be shocked that we’d post U.S. Ambassador Stevens’ journal. However, we’d like to point out that this is not a classified diary; it’s a professional journal kept by an employee of the U.S. government. Any personal thoughts not related to Stevens’ official duties have been redacted out of respect for the late ambassador, and his family,” Webb, a former Navy SEAL and author of the best-selling book “Benghazi: The Definitive Report,” told Newsmax Tuesday in an email.
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