Acknowledging that the 2012 Benghazi attacks were a tragedy....
...Although it's very likely (ref. below) that all who perform foreign service duties for the U.S. -- especially in unstable regions or countries, such as Libya -- are at least aware of potential dangers associated with their post/position(s).
Two excerpts (off-site sources) for your consideration:
1) Attributed comments (June, 2016) to Dr. Anne Stevens, sister of former U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, killed in the 2012 first Benghazi attack. Related off-site article link, new window opens, no affiliation: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/chris-stevenss-family-dont-blame-hillary-clinton-for-benghazi.
(Pls. read and understand the excerpt in its entirety:)
"...It is clear, in hindsight, that the facility was not sufficiently protected by the State Department and the Defense Department. But what was the underlying cause? Perhaps if Congress had provided a budget to increase security for all missions around the world, then some of the requests for more security in Libya would have been granted. Certainly the State Department is underbudgeted.
I do not blame Hillary Clinton or Leon Panetta. They were balancing security efforts at embassies and missions around the world. And their staffs were doing their best to provide what they could with the resources they had. The Benghazi Mission was understaffed. We know that now. But, again, Chris knew that. It wasn’t a secret to him. He decided to take the risk to go there. It is not something they did to him. It is something he took on himself...."
2) Every person "..off the deep end" re the Benghazi tragedy -- and subsequent, protracted 'witch-hunt' "investigation"-- is required to read the following 5/11/14 article. Off-site link, new window opens, no affiliation:
Here are the first two paragraphs excerpted for convenience:
"GOP Hypocrisy: Outraged Over Benghazi, Silent on Iraq
...When I heard that the House of Representatives has established a select committee to investigate the attack on Benghazi that left several Americans dead in 2012, I couldn't help but wonder what these same legislators might have done had Barack Obama been president in 2003, and had the audacity of George W. Bush to attack a sovereign country that had no relevant connection to the 9/11 attacks with the result that nearly 5,000 Americans and well over 100,000 Iraqi civilians (many of them women and children) perished. Had Obama’s war in Iraq also cost American taxpayers $1.7 trillion, with another $490 [Ed. note: Amount is missing] in veteran expenses (thus far)—with a total cost of $6 trillion projected—I have no doubt that a select committee would long ago have sent him to the Hague for trial as a war criminal.
It’s sad to think how in our fury over Benghazi we’ve almost forgotten a recent war that destroyed so many families, nearly bankrupted this country (and may yet), and led to a hugely destabilized Iraq that no longer serves as a buffer to Iran. Needless to say, this terrible war was pursued under false pretenses, with huge amounts of government corruption—Houston-based company KBR alone (a spinoff from Halliburton, where Dick Cheney was chairman and CEO before becoming vice president) racked up charges of nearly $40 billion during the war, making it (by far) the winner in the Iraq sweepstakes. In most banana republics, this would be cause for serious investigation; but not so much here, where our politicians (or their friends) are allowed to profit from armed invasions. Can it possibly be so that the U.S. Congress has ignored such obvious corruption while investigating over and over whether Susan Rice was given some edited “talking points” on Benghazi? Really?..."