"There have been many analyses of former Secretary of State Clinton’s testimony this week about Benghazi, but most are political. Here’s a bureaucratic analysis.
Mrs. Clinton’s critics claim that she should have known about the late Amb. Chris Stevens’s requests for improved security. The Washington Post said, “On the matter of why the Benghazi diplomatic outpost was so poorly defended, despite requests for additional security, she said Thursday what she has said all along—that those requests never reached her desk.”
Let’s assume that is true. The question then becomes whether it tells us anything about the way Secretary Clinton managed the Department. Does it matter that those requests did not reach her desk?"[Newsweek]