Says Ambassador Stevens Wanted His Team to Stay in Libya Past August<quoted text>He didn't plead for more security. He wanted less American security because he believed the Libyan security in Tripoli was adequate. He traveled to Benghazi from Tripoli without Washington's knowledge. The State department would surely have advised against it had they known.
U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens wanted a Security Support Team, made up of 16 special operations soldiers, to stay with him in Libya after their deployment was scheduled to end in August, the commander of that security team told ABC News.