President Obama will today witness the return of the remains of US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his embassy staff killed in attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
The President will go to Andrews Air Force Base for a ceremony and deliver remarks alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The White House has today said there was no "actionable intelligence" in advance of Tuesday's assault of the consulate in Libya.
President Obama vowed to do everything possible to protect Americans overseas as he honoured the four killed in the Libyan consulate attack.
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney know how they respond to the spread of violence across the Arab world could affect their election hopes.
Mitt Romney has attempted to score cheap, tawdry political points in the wake of the worst attack on the US diplomatic service in decades.