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"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" is a 2016 action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, based on the non-fiction book "13 Hours" by Mitchell Zuckoff. The movie follows the true events that unfolded during the September 11, 2012 attack on the United States diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.

The plot revolves around the six members of a private security team contracted to protect the CIA annex. Their names are Jack Silva (John Krasinski), Tyrone "Rone" Woods (James Badge Dale), Kris "Tanto" Paronto (Pablo Schreiber), Dave "Boon" Benton (David Denman), John "Tig" Tiegen (Dominic Fumusa), and Mark "Oz" Geist (Max Martini).

The story begins with Jack Silva, who is new to the team, arriving in Benghazi to join the security detail. The team, made up mostly of ex-military personnel, expects a peaceful assignment, but tensions in the city are high due to an increase in militant activities.

On the night of September 11, 2012, the U.S. compound comes under attack by armed militants. The security team quickly realizes that they are vastly outnumbered and that the local militias who were supposed to provide support fail to arrive. With no assistance from higher authorities, they take it upon themselves to fend off the attackers and protect the Americans inside the compound.

As the chaos unfolds, the security team faces overwhelming odds while trying to make sense of the situation and protect the U.S. Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, and his staff. They must navigate through the streets of Benghazi, engaging in intense gunfights and rescuing several Americans who are trapped or have gone missing.

Throughout the night, the security team faces wave after wave of relentless attacks. They must rely on their training, skills, and camaraderie to survive and fight back against the militants. Meanwhile, they also communicate with their superiors back in the United States in hopes of receiving reinforcements and evacuation.

Despite their heroic efforts to hold off the attackers, Ambassador Stevens and a Foreign Service Information Management Officer, Sean Smith, are killed in the initial stages of the assault. The security team continues to fight alongside the remaining surviving Americans, including an ex-military officer named Glen "Bub" Doherty, who was stationed at the CIA annex.

In the end, after more than 13 hours of fighting, the security team manages to repel the militants and secure the CIA annex. They understand they were left on their own due to political hesitations and failures in the chain of command. The movie highlights their resilience, bravery, and willingness to sacrifice their own lives to protect their fellow Americans under dire circumstances.

"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" portrays the harrowing true story of the extraordinary efforts made by a few brave individuals in the face of overwhelming adversity while shedding light on the political aftermath and controversies surrounding the attack.
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