By Fred Burton
Fred Burton is a former counterterrorism agent for the US State Department's Diplomatic Security Service and the current chief security officer for Stratfor, a global intelligence and advisory firm. He has also served as a police officer and a special agent with the US Secret Service.
Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi is Burton's account of the 2012 attack on the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Drawing on his extensive experience in counterterrorism and his access to intelligence sources and first-hand accounts, Burton provides a detailed and comprehensive narrative of the attack and the response of US officials and military forces. He also examines the broader political and strategic context of the attack, including the challenges faced by US officials in Libya and the Middle East. The book has been praised for its clarity and insight, and for its contribution to the understanding of one of the most controversial events in recent US history.