13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and the 2012 Benghazi Attack /// 51

The 2012 Benghazi Attack on two isolated American diplomatic and intelligence compounds is a well-known story to millions of film-viewers across the world. In tonight’s show, a few Americans will battle for their lives against overwhelming odds. It’s a case study of static defense warfare in the modern setting: cut off and alone – hundreds of miles away from reinforcements, a few American security operators faced down hundreds of onrushing attackers. It’s thirteen hours of pain distilled into 70 minutes of podcast. It’s all here and it’s all free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its sociopolitical impact.

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Maps and Pictures:

From Zuckoff (2014)
From Zuckoff (2014)
From Zuckoff (2014)
From Zuckoff (2014)
From Zuckoff (2014)
From Zuckoff (2014)
From Zuckoff (2014)

Music Notes:

“Hendyamps Studios & Aimee Norris”: www.hendyamps.com; https://youtube.com/c/HendyampsStudios


Ambrose, Stephen and Brinkley, Douglas. Rise to globalism: American foreign policy since 1938.

Burton, Fred and Katz, Samuel. Under fire: The untold story of the attack in Benghazi.

Magdy, Samy. August 20, 2020. UN expresses concern over ‘dramatic turn’ in Libya crisis. Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/un-expresses-concern-over-dramatic-turn-in-libya-crisis/2020/08/29/6a008b4c-e9ec-11ea-bf44-0d31c85838a5_story.html 

Rogers, Mike & Ruppersberger, Dutch. Investigative report on the terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012. November 21, 2014. 

Vandewall, Dirk. A history of modern Libya. 2nd edition. 

Wehrey, Frederick. The burning shores: Inside the battle for New Libya. 

Zuckoff, Mitchell. (2014). 13 hours: The inside account of what really happened in Benghazi.

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