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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 militants. The prolonged firefight and an attack hours later on a CIA outpost nearby resulted in the deaths of four Americans?including the American ambassador. It was a foreign policy disaster whose repercussions will be felt for years to come.
Based on the exclusive cooperation of eyewitnesses and confidential sources within the intelligence, diplomatic, and military communities, authors Fred Burton and Samuel Katz bring to life the terrifying twelve-hour ordeal confronted by Ambassador Chris Stevens, his Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) contingent, and the CIA operatives, special operations soldiers, and other 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 account of how a contingent of DSS agents and former Navy SEALs worked together inside highly-classified critical threat outposts in a city that is now in the crosshairs of the global war on terror. It is the story of the gallantry of individuals facing impossible odds and a compelling testament to the bravery and selflessness of the men who put their country first while serving in one of the most dangerous regions in the world.