Benghazi: The Definitive Report

Benghazi: The Definitive Report

by Brandon Webb, Jack Murphy

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Written by the team of former Special Operations warriors who run, here is the definitive account of what happened before, during, and after the deadly Benghazi attack.

On September 12th, 2012, Brandon Webb learned Glen Doherty, one of his closest friends and his former Navy SEAL teammate, was killed alongside Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and two other Americans when the U.S. State Department and CIA headquarters in Benghazi, Libya, were sieged in a shocking terrorist attack. For the next four months, Webb and his team at, the world’s premier Special Ops website, embarked on a relentless investigation to understand exactly what happened to their countrymen, as well as the roles played by the Obama administration, State Department, and CIA. Drawing on unmatched sources, they spoke to individuals who would talk to no one else, including fellow Special Operations team members familiar with the African theatre, and to well-placed contacts in the Washington intelligence community. This is their report—an unforgettably gripping minute-by-minute narrative of the events and their aftermath as they really unfolded on that terrible day in Libya.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062356369
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 151,158
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Brandon Webb is the editor-in-chief of and a former U.S. Navy SEAL who served combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. President George W. Bush awarded the Presidential Unit Citation to Webb and his SEAL platoon following their deployment to Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. After his final combat deployment, he was Course Manager for the U.S. Navy SEAL Sniper program, arguably the most difficult sniper courses in the world. The author of the bestselling memoir The Red Circle, Webb has appeared in the New York Times and on ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, the BBC, and other outlets.

Jack Murphy is the managing editor of and a former U.S. Army Ranger with multiple combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an eight-year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Acting as senior trainers and advisers to an Iraqi SWAT team, his Special Forces soldiers conducted Direct Action and other missions across Northern Iraq. Having left the military in 2010, he now studies political science at Columbia University.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” –Thomas Jefferson. I am not writing this review for people who are likely to read this book already: soldiers, mostly men, people who are keen on understanding foreign policy issues. This review is for young adults and women like me. How would you feel if you lived in the midst of people who hated you, but your home was guarded only by locals armed with clubs? Would you be surprised if these guards--who didn’t really know you or care much about you--fled at the first sign of their neighbors coming to attack you with rifles and RPG’s? How would you feel if a safe-room was finally installed in your home, but without a sealed door? Would you be surprised if an attacking armed mob smoked you out by setting fire to your building? How would you feel if secret missions were taking place around you, executed by secret means with secret money, all the while making it more and more dangerous for you to stick around? Except you don’t know it (though you’ve guessed something was up). But those who do know don’t listen when you ask for better protection than untrained guards with sticks. Then, when all hell breaks loose… when night falls and a mob of hundreds, screaming for your blood, shooting a rain of bullets, breaks through the gate… How would you feel about the few, the very few, who rush in to save you (and the honor of your house) against all odds—even though it isn’t their job—a handful of men against a mob of hundreds? You’ve seen such heroes in movies, read about them in novels. Well, it happened for real—in Benghazi on 9/11/2012. And it wasn’t because of a You Tube movie. So why did the attack happen? This book will tell you why. It will give you the tools to understand what the US is facing in foreign policy, how it is fighting the fight, and what the new war looks like, a war against ideas not borders. It will also help you appreciate why it is so important not only that you become informed, but that you become an informed voter who can choose the best Commander-in-Chief to oversee all our forces. I’d like to thank the writers for taking a heroic stand alongside their lost comrades in the name of Truth. I am sure that in their field of occupation, doors are slamming like falling dominoes, and flames are raining from on-high.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This may not answer all the questions but it does provide a clearer picture of what happened on Sept. 11 in Benghazi than found anywhere else. Well written and informative.
ajocean More than 1 year ago
Its a must read. I was in tears and angry, but most of all I'm grateful. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Truth Will set You FREE.
MajorRod More than 1 year ago
The best description of what happened from the first round to the evacuation of the Annex. Apolitical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great write up of what actually occurred and why.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A weak attempt at history of the area with no true detail as to the events itself. A waste of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didnt cover everything but tried to explain as much as possable.
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This book will tell you what really happened in Benghazi.
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silencedogoodreturns More than 1 year ago
Overall, I'd say disappointing. This is mainly a tactical description of what transpired at the annex itself, and for that it is a welcome addtion to the debate. It largely ignores the larger strategic issues and who said what when in Washington and elsewhere. And the historical addendum on Libya at the word! Soooo inaccurate!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mother knew Glen Doherty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Definitive" on the cover of this monograph festooned with a brace of authors, instead of the usual one, is a slap in the face of truth in advertising. It is no news "why" the usual Islamic suspects raped and killed the Ambassador and in so doing created "collatoral" damage. The "who" responsibile for this "State" catastrophe (in the spirit of Mexico cartel gun-running), besides Brennen and his own gun running enterprise, gets a free pass to get out of jail making this no more than an apology for a corrupt, incompetent, and dangerous so-called "administration." Consider: it took two typists to bang out this yawlp of Bow-Boy styled propaganda. Eschew at all costs.