A vehicle inside the U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi is engulfed in flames after an attack on Sept. 11, 2012. "There is no evidence whatsoever that al-Qaida or any group linked to al-Qaida played a role in organizing or leading the attack," says New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption STR/AFP/Getty Images

Middle East

In Benghazi, U.S. Intelligence Wasn't Focused On 'Homegrown Militants'

New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick spent months on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, trying to get to the bottom of the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate.

Courtesy of Knopf

Book Reviews

These Stories Consider Solitude, With Echoes Of Emily Dickinson

It's been 15 years since acclaimed writer Lorrie Moore has brought out a new short story collection. Bark has some clunkers and some keepers, but critic Maureen Corrigan says it was worth the wait.

1

A vehicle inside the U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi is engulfed in flames after an attack on Sept. 11, 2012. "There is no evidence whatsoever that al-Qaida or any group linked to al-Qaida played a role in organizing or leading the attack," says New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption STR/AFP/Getty Images
Listen Loading… 38:42
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/282921143/283037267" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Homeland Third World Love 0:30

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Third World Love
    Track
    Homeland

No Child of Mine Marianne Faithfull 1:04

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Marianne Faithfull
    Track
    No Child of Mine
    Album
    Before the Poison
    Label
    Naive

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Convalescent Brad Meldhau (piano) , Larry Grenadier (bass), Jorge Rossy (drums) 0:30

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Brad Meldhau (piano) , Larry Grenadier (bass), Jorge Rossy (drums)
    Track
    Convalescent
    Album
    The Art of the Trio, Volume 3
    Label
    Warner Bros.

The Sandpiper Michel Portal 0:59

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Michel Portal
    Track
    The Sandpiper
    Album
    Birdwatcher
    Label
    Universal Music France

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Axis Joan Jeanrenaud

KNODELPOLKA DIE KNODEL

Saturday

View show

Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron, front right) fights to liberate the wives of a tyrannical warlord in Mad Max: Fury Road. Jasin Boland/Warner Bros. hide caption

toggle caption Jasin Boland/Warner Bros.
View show

Friday

View show
View show

Thursday

View show
View show