National Security Brief: Clinton Takes Responsibility For Benghazi

— Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN that she takes responsibility for security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. “I take responsibility,” Clinton said. “I’m in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. The president and the vice president wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. They’re the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision.”

— A member of the Afghan intelligence service detonated a suicide vest Saturday, killing two Americans and four Afghan intelligence agency colleagues, Afghan and international officials said Monday.

— Turkish authorities say they have reached their “psychological” limit of Syrian refugees flowing into the country. There are now just over 100,000 Syrians in 14 camps along the border.

— Four of the largest U.S. manufacturers on Monday unveiled plans for a new group committed to train military veterans to work in the manufacturing sector, Reuters reports


— Military spending by Asia’s majorpowers increased dramatically over the past decade with China leading the way, as its defense budget quadrupled since 2000, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.