"The facts:<quoted text>"We" = Obama and Biden, since such requests are handled by the State Department. "Security" = Tripoli, since Benghazi was part of the request.
On Wednesday, the State Department's former point man on security in Libya told the House Oversight Committee that he asked for additional security help for the Benghazi facility months before the attack, but was denied.
Various communications dating back a year asked for three to five diplomatic security agents, according to testimony at Wednesday's hearing. But Eric Nordstrom, the one-time regional security officer, said he verbally asked for 12 agents."