Hicks: Special Forces Furious Upon Being Told to Stand Down video at link
"According to Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission in Libya, special forces were furious when they were told to stand down during the Benghazi attack. I will quote Lieutenant Colonel Gibson, Hicks told the House Oversight Committee in hearings today, He said, This is the first time in my career that a diplomat has more balls than somebody in the military."
This might be considered a stand down too.
Whistle-blower: Botched talking points hurt FBI probe of Benghazi attack
"Another whistle-blower questioned Wednesday why more military assets were not deployed sooner during the Benghazi terror attack. Mark Thompson, a former Marine and official with the State Department's Counterterrorism Bureau, said he was rebuffed by the White House when he asked for a specialized team -- known as a FEST team -- to be deployed. This is a unit made of special operations personnel, diplomatic security, intelligence and other officers."
Here is a third way a "stand down" policy was implemented IMO.
Blow-by-Blow: How Obama & Hillary Left Americans to Die
"Nordstrom further testified in writing that Hillary Clinton waived security requirements for the Benghazi consulate despite high and critical threat levels in the six categories of security standards established under the Overseas Security Policy Board and the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999. The waiver can only be authorized by the Secretary of State, who cannot delegate that responsibility to someone else. If the Secretary of State did not waive these requirements, who did so by ordering occupancy of the facilities in Benghazi and Tripoli? Nordstrom wrote."
Being a senator on the arms services committee I am sure he is talking to unnamed military who know what you know that jets could have been on station in under two hours out of Italy . We had NATO assets within 450 miles and the French had assets able to respond. All of these options could have been utilized but only by the President of the United States. He was unavailable and people died.
Then like all juveniles he lied and got others to lie to cover it up.
Who gave the order? Hicks said he got a call from Hillary and THEN got a call ordering the "no go". The Special Forces people work for the Pentagon not the State Dept. Who had the authority to order a stand down? Hicks never said who the second phone call was from and no one on the committee asked him! Rumor has it that it was from Cheryl Mills (#2 or #3 Hillary clone in State). Why did the Special Forces people obey?