Behind the Scenes and the Real Story of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Posted on January 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is based on the stories of CIA contractors who tried to make sense out of the chaos during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya that resulted in the death of the US Ambassador and three other Americans.

The real-life contractors respond to the movie.

Keep in mind that the movie is based on the recollections of people who did not have information at the time or later about what was going on or what information was available or shared. The CIA officer in charge has disputed their version. The full report of the Republican-led Congressional committee after hundreds of hours of testimony during a two-year investigation, here, supports that version of events. But the focus of the movie is on the undeniable heroism of people who, with very little information and no time, gave their best.

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