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3 Resign After Release Of Benghazi Report

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Ambassador Patrick Kennedy (L), Under Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of State, testifies on Capitol Hill on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee focused on the security situation in Benghazi leading up to the September 11 attack that resulted in the assassination of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Ambassador Patrick Kennedy (L), Under Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of State, testifies on Capitol Hill on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee focused on the security situation in Benghazi leading up to the September 11 attack that resulted in the assassination of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — An administration official says the chief of the State Department’s security service, one of his deputies and an official from the agency’s Middle East bureau have resigned after a damning report that found systematic management failures responsible for a lack of security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

The official said Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, and Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security, stepped down under pressure after the release of the report.

The third official worked for the Bureau of Near East Affairs, but wasn’t immediately identified, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss personnel matters publicly.

New details of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi were released last night.

A federal committee is trying to figure out the violence that led to the murder of an U.S. ambassador as well as three other Americans.

The report said poor leadership in both bureaus left the Benghazi mission under-protected.

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