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Samuel M. Katz (1914–2008)

Forfatter af Battleground: Fact & Fantasy in Palestine

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Samuel M. Katz is an expert on Middle East security issues, international terrorism, and military special operations and counter-terrorism. He is the former editor-in-chief of Special Operations Report. He has written several books including Soldier Spies: Israeli Military Intelligence, Anytime, vis mere Anywhere: On Patrol with the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit, Relentless Pursuit: The DSS and the Manhunt for the Al-Qaeda Terrorists, The Hunt for the Engineer: How Israeli Agents Tracked the Hamas Master Bomber, and Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Samuel M. Katz

Israeli Defence Forces since 1973 (1986) 57 eksemplarer
Armies in Lebanon, 1982-84 (1985) 50 eksemplarer
Israeli Elite Units since 1948 (1988) 39 eksemplarer
Israel's Army (Power Series) (1990) 30 eksemplarer
The ELITE (1992) 23 eksemplarer
Israel's Armor Might (1990) 20 eksemplarer
Israeli Tank Battles (1988) 20 eksemplarer
The NIGHT RAIDERS (1997) 20 eksemplarer
Battleground Lebanon (1995) 15 eksemplarer
Days of fire (1968) 15 eksemplarer
Israel's Cutting Edge (1995) 13 eksemplarer
NYPD (1995) 6 eksemplarer
Anytime Anywhere (1997) 5 eksemplarer
LAPD (1997) 4 eksemplarer

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Note: I received an ARC of this book at ALA Midwinter 2020.
fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
The Islamist militant attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 had become such a politicized issue, so the opportunity to read the Fred Burton and Samuel Katz book "Under Fire, The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi" seemed like a good opportunity to gain an understanding of the true story of the attack. After all the claims and counter claims by the warring political parties in Washington, and talking heads in the media, I was relieved to finally have a non-political, detailed account of the attack. Burton and Katz ignored the political arguments, and did an excellent job of describing the heroism of the individuals responsible for security and protection of the U.S. Ambassador in Libya, and of the horrific attack which occurred that night. They also detailed the lack of government control in the area, the number of militia groups vying for control in Benghazi at the time, and the total failure of the local militia contract to provide protection for the mission.
After initially hearing that the attack may have been prompted in protest to an anti-Muslim film titled "Muhammad's Trial", and then having that story dismissed, I did find it interesting to hear a little more about the basis of that initial possibility. In fact, on the day of the attack, there was a protest of thousands in Egypt in from the the U.S. Embassy to protest the film, and another several days later in the Sudan. At least six other diplomatic missions in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe were subject to protests and violent attacks in response to this inflammatory video, so there clearly was a backlash in Muslim Countries resulting from the film. However, as it was later shown, the attack in Benghazi was a well planned, coordinated attack by Islamist militants intended to kill American "infidels". The debate continues to this day as to whether the militant group was an Al Qaeda linked group or not, but once the shooting started, I don't imagine the security detail felt that was the most important issue they had to face at that moment.
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rsutto22 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jul 15, 2021 |
Under Fire is the account of the attack on the American Special Mission and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Relying on local militias as a backup force that for the most part didn't materialize left embassy and annex security forces fighting Islamist rebels on their own. The outcome: four Americans killed, including Ambassador Stevens. This might not have happened had the mission been established with the security features put in place after previous embassy attacks.

It is annoying when a book has a glossary for acronyms and then uses ones that are not listed. Perhaps petty, but still annoying. Otherwise I would have given a rating of four stars,… (mere)
LamSon | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jul 17, 2016 |
Read this in high school. Interesting recount of various hostage rescues, Ehud Barak's career, and more.
justindtapp | Jun 3, 2015 |



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