When the initial sketchy reports of his death in Benghazi began to appear, it didn’t seem to make sense. He was the ambassador in the capital Tripoli, not Benghazi. Given his position, he would surely be well-protected wherever he was. Many details of the attack are still not clear. But Stevens, 52, was never one to retreat into safety.
— NPR’s Greg Myre, who was formerly based in Jerusalem, has this personal remembrance of Stevens: Slain U.S. Ambassador, Chris Stevens, Thrived On Tough Assignments : The Two-Way