Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday tried to douse a political firestorm around the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, saying she is responsible for the security of American diplomatic outposts.
"I take responsibility" for the protection of U.S. diplomats, Clinton said during a visit to Peru. But she said an investigation now under way will ultimately determine what happened in the attack that left four Americans dead.
The attack on the night of September 11 killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador, and three other Americans at the American consulate in Benghazi.
On "Early Start" this morning, CNN's Elise Labott shares more details from her interview with Sec. of State Hillary Clinton on security for US interests at Libya consulate.
Brian Todd looks at the security concerns and storm preps in Tampa ahead of the Republican National Convention.
Ahead of tonight's opening ceremonies and with thousands of world class athletes and hundreds of heads of states on hand for the Games, security is obviously the top priority in London today.
With fighter jets on standby and about 18,200 troops participating in Olympic security, Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he's confident that the Games will be successful and safe.
CNN's Dan Rivers joins Early Start this morning to explain what the security situation is like in London this morning.
London (CNN) - British government ministers fought back Sunday against accusations they had taken their eye off the Olympic security ball, rejecting accusations they were warned nearly a year ago about the security giant contracted to provide guards for the Games.
G4S, the security contractor, admitted on Wednesday that it would not be able to provide more than 10,000 security staffers by the time the Olympics begin in less than two weeks.
The government hurriedly announced it would bring in 3,500 military personnel to boost security for the Games.
Sports Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Sunday it should be no surprise that some contractors were unable to meet their commitments. "It's completely normal that you're going to find some contractors on a project of this size who aren't going to be able to deliver what they promised," he said on the BBC's Andrew Marr show.
On "Early Start" this morning, CNN reporter Dan Rivers explains the security concerns despite the government downplaying the shortage.
Dan Simon on an 'internet doomsday' computer virus that threatens to keep thousands of people off the web today.
When the Summer Olympics get underway in London later this month, Britain's Defense Department confirms there will be missile launchers positioned at six locations around the city to protect the games from terrorists.
Two of those surface-to-air missile sites will be located on top of apartment buildings, despite protests from residents.
Nic Robertson explains this plan this morning on "Early Start," and if there are any credible threats against the games .
CNN's Lizzie O'Leary on a new report showing only 42% of security breaches reported properly by TSA.
Veda Shook with the Association of Flight Attendants explains standard procedure in the airline business, and how flight crews are trained to handle emergencies on a commercial flight. Shook also addresses the issue of psychological testing of pilots.
The FAA tells CNN that pilots must complete an official FAA medical application form, and have a physical examination by an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). The AME does ask questions about psychological condition as part of his/her assessment, and the AME can order additional psychological testing.