13 HoursAn American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
This film is based on a true story. It is also based on the book by Mitchell Zuckoff.
In 2012, Libya was in the midst of turmoil after dictator Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed. In his place came warring militias and factions, all heavily armed with weapons raided from Gadaffi’s army. Amid this, the CIA ran a secret compound in Benghazi. Staffed by analysts, they were protected by security contractors who were former Navy SEALS, Army Special Forces, and Marine Force Recon.
Jack Silva arrives in Benghazi a few weeks before September 11th as one of those security contractors. But around the anniversary of the attacks, Ambassador Chris Stevens arrives and is eager to foster goodwill between the United States and the Libyan people. However, to do so he feels he must forego security measures. Little does he realize that the local militants are planning to raid his personal compound and kill him.
As the militants attack, Jack Silva and his fellow security contractors find themselves to be the only ones capable of rescuing the Ambassador and his overwhelmed security team. But bureaucratic restrictions, a contemptuous CIA leader, and a lack of military support mean if they undertake the rescue, it could turn into a suicide mission.