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Do your own homework: 'For the Record' research for ‘Zero Footprint’

The soundbite from Chris Stevens shown in the episode came from this August 2, 2011 briefing at the State Department.

The John McCain soundbite where he calls the Libyan rebels "my heroes" is from an April 22, 2011 interview with Al-Jazeera.

President Obama's speech condemning the attack in Benghazi came on September 12, 2012 in the White House Rose Garden.

Hillary Clinton's "What difference does it make?" soundbite comes at 1:23:30 of this January 23, 2013 Senate hearing on the Benghazi attacks.

The 2008 State Department report from then-Ambassador Gene Cretz about the U.S. sharing strategic goals with Libya is available on Wikileaks. The segment shown in the episode appears in section 2.

The February 2009 cable about Gaddafi's economic goals is available on Wikileaks. The section shown in the episode appears in section 7.

The report shown in the episode on the possible link between the Libyan bombing and Gaddafi's "gold for oil" plan came from Russia Today in May 2011.

The email shown in the episode: Quiet Counsel

The list of questions shown in the episode: Extremist Ties

Hillary Clinton's soundbites supporting the Libyan opposition came from a March 10, 2011 House Appropriations Committee hearing. It starts at 19:15 of that clip.

The March 17, 2011 UN Security Council press release on the approval of a No-Fly Zone over Libya.

President Obama's March 19, 2011 speech about authorizing U.S. forces to conduct a "limited military action in Libya."

Hillary Clinton's March 19, 2011 speech about the threat of Gaddafi committing "unspeakable atrocities."

The basic terms of the ceasefire agreement put forth by Adm. Kubic: Ceasefire Terms

The document outlining the situation in Libya and where al-Qaeda (AQ) stood: Assessment of Libya

The March 24, 2011 intelligence document from Gaddafi highlighting the terrorist elements within the Libyan opposition: 032411 Gaddafi INTEL report

Adm. Stavridis' testimony on March 29, 2011 before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The clip shown in the episode comes 57:45 into the hearing.

President Obama's March 29, 2011 interview with Diane Sawyer in which he says the U.S. could get weapons to the Libyan rebels. The clip shown in the episode comes 2:00 into that video.

Hillary Clinton's soundbite about not having made a decision about arming the rebels comes from this March 29, 2011 press conference. The clip shown in the episode starts at 5:34.

The article "Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret help for Libya rebels" shown in the episode.

The March 30, 2011 CBS News clip explaining the document authorizing covert operations.

President Obama's March 28, 2011 speech about Libya at the National Defense University.

As a reminder, the John McCain soundbite where he calls the Libyan rebels "my heroes" is from an April 22, 2011 interview with Al-Jazeera.

The "Presidential approval and reporting of covert actions" law which requires reporting to the so-called "Gang of Eight." They are listed in section (C), paragraph (2).

A March 9, 2013 United Nations Security Council report on arms trafficking in Libya. Page 15 shows Qatar and UAE providing weapons and ammunition to the anti-Gaddafi forces.

The March 30, 2011 State Department briefing which addressed Stevens' upcoming trip to Benghazi. The section shown in the episode starts at 23:25.

The December 31, 2013 announcement from the State Department that Ahmed Abu Khattalah was named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist: 2014-00393

The clip of Hillary Clinton saying "We came, we saw, he died" is from a CBS News crew on October 20, 2011.

The Senate Select Committee For Intelligence report on the Benghazi attack. The timeline shown in the episode is on page 15. The details on Stevens' requests for additional security are on page 16. The September 5 report from AFRICOM is on page 12. The section on Gen. Carter Ham not knowing about the existence of the CIA Annex in Benghazi is on page 77.

The article on the February 17th Martyrs Brigade shown in the episode.

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