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E-BOOK: Benghazi, The First Definitive Account of the Benghazi Attack

5:36 PM  02/11/2013 Daily Caller

(New York, NY—February 7, 2013)—William Morrow announces the publication of BENGHAZI: The Definitive Report as an e-book original  (available February 12, 2013; $2.99) by Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb, editors of  SOFREP.com, the world’s premier special operations website. Written with the  consultation of more than a dozen experts, former Special Operations personnel,  and those with inside information, BENGHAZI is the first  insider’s account of what happened during the that claimed the lives of four  Americans.

“Brandon and Jack’s reporting finally brings clarity to the events of  9/11/12,” says Executive Editor, Peter Hubbard. “By presenting the facts without  partisan agenda, they pay tribute to the heroism of four Americans who served  their country beyond the call of duty.”

On September 12, 2012, Webb learned that Glen Doherty, one of Webb’s closest  friends and his former Navy SEAL teammate, was killed alongside Ambassador J.  Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith (a dedicated communications specialist for the  State Department and Air Force veteran), and Ty Woods (a distinguished Navy SEAL  who continued to work as an independent security contractor for the CIA) 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  SOFREP.com embarked on a relentless investigation to understand exactly what  happened to their countrymen, as well as the role played by the Obama  Administration, State Department, and CIA.

New information revealed in BENGHAZI to include:
  • Ambassador Stevens did not see eye to eye with White House  counterterrorism adviser (and current CIA director nominee) John  Brennan: Brennan was running a significant number of covert operations  for the CIA and Stevens viewed Brennan’s unilateral military action as  counterproductive to his diplomatic mission in Libya. Webb and Murphy believe  that the 9/11/12 attack was blowback for the CIA’s covert operations.
  • Dangerous warning signs lead up to the attack: On May  22nd, 2012, the International Committee for the Red Cross/Red  Crescent building in Benghazi was hit by two rocket propelled grenade rounds. On  June 6th, the U.S. Temporary Mission Facility was targeted by an  improvised explosive device attack that blew a hole in the perimeter wall. On  June 11th, attackers fired on a convoy of the British Ambassador to  Libya, and on June 18th, the Tunisian consulate in Benghazi was  stormed by individuals affiliated with Ansar Al-Sharia  Libya.
  • The guards were poorly armed: Shockingly, the Department of  State local guards were armed with bats, not guns, so it’s no surprise they were  the first ones to flee the scene. With the Libyan government weak and unable to  provide security, the State Department felt forced to rely on Third Country  Nationals.
  • The team from Tripoli: Two Army Special Operations  personnel from Joint Special Operations Command and five CIA personnel  commandeered a small jet and were able to bribe their way onto a plan with  $30,000 in US cash in order to help in the attack.
  • CIA deserves some credit for what was accomplished: They  managed to successfully rescue six State Department personnel, recover Smith’s  body, get approximately thirty Americans out alive, and left Benghazi with all  Americans accounted for. Plus, they didn’t compromise any classified material in  the process.
  • Details inside General Petraeus’s resignation: While it  appeared that Petraeus resigned over something to do with Benghazi, he was  likely sold out. Petraeus knew that he was a perpetual outsider in the  administration and was waiting until after the election to resign. Over the  years he made plenty of enemies at the CIA and when they decided they wanted him  out, details regarding his affair with Paula Broadwell emerged and they forced  him out on their terms.
  • Fascinating myth busters: The media circled around various  reports and untrue stories in the wake of the attack. For example, one false  story was that there was a gunship circling over Benghazi the night of the  attack but that the crew was denied permission to initiate airstrikes to support  those on the ground.

The Benghazi attack continues to remain at the top of the news  cycle—especially with the ongoing testimonies, investigations and the new  Secretary of State and CIA Director nominations. This e-book aims to cut through  the white noise and get to the truth. BENGHAZI does not shy  away from naming names and does not place blame on a faulty bureaucracy.  According to Webb and Murphy, the attack must be viewed as a commentary on  American foreign policy and counterterrorism strategy.

About the Authors:

Brandon Webb is the editor in chief of SOFREP.com and a  former U.S. Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. President  George W. Bush awarded the Presidential Unit Citation to Webb and the SEAL  platoon following their deployment to Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.  After his Afghanistan 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, BBC, and other outlets.

Jack Murphy is the managing editor of SOFREP.com and a  former U.S. Army Ranger/Green Beret with multiple combat deployments to Iraq and  Afghanistan. He is an 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 the senior  trainer and adviser to an Iraqi SWAT team, his Special Forces team conducted  Direct Action and other missions across Northern Iraq. Having left the military  in 2010, he now studies political science at Columbia University. He is author  of both Reflexive Fire, and Target Deck.

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