The new information came as reports continue to blast the Obama administration and their handling of the attack on the embassy.
Greg Hicks is the deputy of US Ambassador Chris Stevens who was killed in the attacks. He claims there was a Special Ops group ready to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi but they were told to stand down by the Special Operations Command in Africa.
The Department of Defense countered by saying they didn’t have a team close enough to get to the scene and make a difference.
The Washington Post reports Hooks sys the State Department “let people off the hook” when it comes to the hearings on the attacks.
Hicks says he wanted to have the US jets fly into Benghazi, possibly saving American lives by frightening the gang and sending them running for cover.
Hicks told CBS one lieutenant colonel in command of the Special Operations team told him, "I've never been so embarrassed in my life that a State Department officer has bigger balls than someone in the military."