Carter Ham Retired After Early Departure from AFRICOM
By Harold Hutchison
Retired Army General Carter Ham, who was in command of United States Africa Command during the 11 September, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, has said it was clear early on that it was not a demonstration gone wrong.
General Ham, who made the comments during the Aspen Security Forum last week, also admitted that while he had the authority to scramble jets, he did not do so, claiming “there was not a clear purpose in doing so.”
During the 2012 election, the Obama Administration made claims that the consulate at Benghazi was attacked during a demonstration. Susan Rice, then the ambassador to the United Nations, put forth that claim during the Sunday talk shows.