US sending Marines to Libya

The United States is sending a group of elite Marines to Libya in the wake of the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three members of his staff.

About 50 Marines will provide additional security at U.S. facilities in Libya after Wednesday night’s attack in Benghazi, according to The Associated Press.

The unit being sent to Libya is part of a group called the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST), which operates around the world on short notice reacting to terrorism and to reinforce security at U.S. embassies.

President Obama said Thursday that security would be increased at U.S. diplomatic posts across the globe.