The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi
St. Martin's Press
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
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The explosive inside account of the attack against the U.S.
diplomatic and intelligence outposts in Benghazi,
On the night of September 11, 2012, the American diplomatic
mission at Benghazi, Libya, came under ferocious attack by a
heavily armed group of Islamic terrorists. The prolonged
firefight, and the attack hours later on a nearby
CIAÂ outpost, resulted in the deaths of four Americans,
including the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher
Stevens, the Information Officer, Sean Smith, and two former
Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, working for the
Central Intelligence Agency.
After the fall of Qaddafi, Benghazi was transformed into a
hotbed of fundamentalist fervor and a den of spies for the
northern half of the African continent. Moreover, it became
the center of gravity for terrorist groups strategically
situated in the violent whirlwinds of the Arab Spring. On
the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the
United States, a group of heavily armed Islamic terrorists
had their sights set on the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence
presence in the city.
Based on the exclusive cooperation of eyewitnesses and
confidential sources within the intelligence, diplomatic,
and military communities, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz
reveal for the first time the terrifying twelve-hour ordeal
confronted by Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith,
his Diplomatic Security (DS)Â contingent, and the CIA
security specialists who raced to rescue them.
More than just the minute-by-minute narrative of a desperate
last stand in the midst of an anarchic rebellion, Under
Fire is an inspiring testament to the bravery and
selflessness of the men and women who put their country
first while serving in one of the most dangerous regions in
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