Under Fire

Under Fire

The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi

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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 CIA outpost, resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the American ambassador to Libya. After the fall of Qaddafi, Benghazi had been transformed into a hotbed of fundamentalist fervor and the center of gravity for terrorist groups in the violent whirlwinds of the Arab Spring. On the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a group of heavily armed Islamic terrorists set their sights on the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence presence. Based on the cooperation of eyewitnesses and confidential sources, the authors reveal the terrifying twelve-hour ordeal confronted by the Ambassador, his security contingent, and the CIA specialists who raced to rescue them.--From publisher description.
"The explosive inside account of the attack against the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence outposts in Benghazi, Libya 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 CIA 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) 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 the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250041104
1250041104
Characteristics: xx, 295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Katz, Samuel M. 1963-

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SEBoiko
Apr 23, 2014

The Arab Spring spark that lit the fuse to the Libyan Civil War was rooted in the economics of Qaddafi's corrupt rule and not in the flames of Militant Islam.

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SEBoiko
Apr 23, 2014

There was very little law and order in the new Libya, bullets were still flying all over the country, and indeed much of the Arab World,...

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SEBoiko
Nov 13, 2013

When rolling into hell, keep moving forward. Reverse is not an option.

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SEBoiko
Nov 13, 2013

By the time the bosses get involved, it's too late.

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SEBoiko
Nov 13, 2013

DS agents had gotten used to working with the FBI, although the relationship was historically challenged.

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SEBoiko
Nov 13, 2013

The Libyan revolution shattered forty- two years of nepotistic wealth distribution into a free-for-all of oil-rich opportunity.

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