The House Select Committee on Benghazi is holding a hearing today about security failures before and during the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

The hearing is even more interesting in light of a recent Wall Street Journal report that revealed an internal State Department investigation found security gaps not just at Benghazi, but at diplomatic posts around the world.

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said on "America's Newsroom" today that there are two aspects to embassy security, physical security and intelligence.

He said that "partisan bigotry" led to the State Department ignoring the latter in Benghazi, despite warning after warning about a possible attack.

Noting that the Wall Street Journal report came out after the 2012 attack, Peters lamented that institutional memory can be very short with turnover.

Peters also reacted to the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on ISIS, which he said could signal a profound shift in the Obama administration's foreign policy.

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