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U.S. post in Benghazi had less than standard security before attack

Someone made the decision that the mission in Benghazi was so critical that they waived the standard security requirements, which presents unique challenges to the diplomatic security service as you can imagine," said Fred Burton, vice president for Intelligence at STRATFOR, an intelligence analysis group.

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Italy struggles to escape Spain’s bailout shadow

In another report published Thursday, analysts at Stratfor Global Intelligence said most of the parties that stand a chance of forming the next government plan to roll back some of Monti’s reforms that were implemented along with the European Union fiscal compact. Any party that’s elected will have to generate economic growth and reduce social tensions without alarming markets and creating tensions in the EU.

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Libya consulate was light on security

Fred Burton, a former special agent for the U.S. diplomatic Security Service who now works for the Stratfor consultancy, said there had been a "security failure" since the consulate lacked "concentric rings" of protection typical at other sites.

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