Burton, Fred, and Samuel M. Katz. Under Fire. 1. 1. New York: St. Matin’s Press, 2013. Print.
Authors: Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz
Name: Bryce Ash
Recommended Age: High school and above
This book contains the first detailed account of the Benghazi attack from terrorism experts Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz. These men gave the reader a blow-by-blow description of the events that took place during the attack. The attack took place on September 11, 2012 at the U.S. Embassy. A group of terrorists from Libya came into the embassy with heavy artillery. These men were equipped with grenades, multiple types of guns, anti aircraft machine guns, as well as mortars. A call for help was issued to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Hillary effectively ignored the call and left our Consulate stranded. Several people we killed and faced serious injuries.
Right after midnight the attack began. The CIA annex was attacked with machine guns, rockets and mortars. The CIA defenses held off the attack until the morning of September 12. Early in the morning, Libyan government forces met up with a group of Americans, which had arrived at the Benghazi airport. The group of Americans drove to the annex around 5:00 a.m. to transport 32 Americans to safety. As soon as the men entered the gates of the annex they fell under attack. Many people died and suffered severe injuries during the attack. Subsequently, we persevered and were able to fend off the Libyans, while we escaped.