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Clinton: Committed to Improving Security at Diplomatic Missions

Posted at: 01/23/2013 10:29 AM

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is telling Congress that her department is moving swiftly and aggressively to boost security at U.S. missions worldwide, after the deadly September raid on the consulate in Libya.

Clinton, in probably her last appearance on Capitol Hill as secretary of state, said she is determined to leave the department and country "safer, stronger and more secure."

She told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that no one is more committed to "getting this right."

She was testifying about the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

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