BENGHAZI, LIBYA - The U.S. dispatched an elite group of Marines to Tripoli on Wednesday following a mob attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. U.S. officials are investigating whether the violence - initially blamed on an anti-Islamic video - was a terrorist attack planned to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11.
U.S. officials also said that the Pentagon is moving two warships to the Libyan coast. Officials said that one destroyer, the USS Laboon, moved to a position off the coast Wednesday, and the USS McFaul is en route and should be stationed off the coast within days. The officials said that the ships, which carry Tomahawk missiles, do not have a specific mission. But they give commanders flexibility to respond to any mission ordered by the president.