the obama administration has steadfastly maintained that it never issued any order telling anyone to "stand down" on a rescue mission, whether in planning or just before launch.
they say, for instance as applied to a specific issue, that they did not "stand down" general carter ham, so as to prevent him from launching his troops.
well, it may just be that the obama administration hides behind a half truth in this, or maybe, the eighth of a truth.
please read, http://pjmedia.com/blog/benghazis-smoking-gun-only-president-can-give-%E2%80%98cross-border-authority%E2%80%99/?fb_action_ids=4759103104742&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582 ,
at pajama's media.
the gist of the post is quite simple. in order for the u.s. military or any other organization to cross the border of a recognized state, they must first be issued an order by the president authorizing and giving them authority to cross that border. this is called cross border authority.
without the order giving such authority, the military is prohibited from crossing an international border.