The government of the U.S. is sending additional Marines, spies and drones into Libya trying to speed up the search for the people who were responsible for the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other people from the U.S. However, the investigation is already complicated due to a security picture that is chaotic inside a country that has just gone through a revolution. There are very few Libyan or American intelligence resources inside Libya at the present time.
In addition, there are fewer people the CIA has available, as it is stretched thin from tracking other conflicts in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Added to that is the fact that Libya has barely re-established complete control of the country and do not have an intelligence service set up. It has been less than a year since Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown in Libya.
An FBI investigative team has been sent by the U.S. and is trying to track the sympathizers of al Qaeda who are thought to be responsible for turning the demonstrations against an anti-Islamic movie into a coordinated, violent attack on the consulate of the U.S., killing four people.
Chris Stevens the U.S. Ambassador and three embassy employees lost their lives when a barrage of rocket propelled grenades, mortars and small arms tore into the buildings that made up the consulate late Tuesday night, the 11th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.
Officials running the intelligence search in Libya are reviewing intercepts of telephones, computer traffic and a myriad of other clues that were collected prior to the demonstrations. Law enforcement officials in Libya have also made a number of arrests. However, no evidence has been found by investigators pointing to any particular group conclusively or indicated a planned attack took place.