The news about Benghazi today centers around the capture and questioning of ringleader Abu Khatallah. With current concerns about Mirandizing Khatallah and trying him in American civilian courts, it seems that the current administration can’t do anything concerning Benghazi and the fallout from the attack without controversy.

SOFREP first reported on the attack on September 12, 2012, just hours after it occurred. Of course, we were in shock as we quickly learned of the loss of Glen Doherty, Brandon’s close friend, SEAL sniper training partner, and SOFREP NSW Editor.

Blake Miles attacked the notion that this was an uprising caused by an anti-Muhammad film, recognizing the planning and coordination of the attacks for what they were. We paid tribute to Glen Doherty and Ty Woods who, along with Sean Smith and Christopher Stevens, were killed in the attack, and you, our readers, poured in with condolences and good words for these fine men.

Jack followed news and intel sources concerning the Arab Spring and unrest at US embassies around the world. Mark Miller wrote about the accuracy and detailed knowledge of the attackers, and questioned whether a security breach preceded the attack.

Then we ramped it up as we started to reveal the details of the attack, the investigation, the attackers, CIA activities, the press, and the politics behind it all.

As the investigation into the attack began, we introduced you to Charlene Lamb, found that the RSO in Libya requested additional security – twice, analyzed the viability of sending a rescue force during the attack, we showed you State Dept. email comms during the attack, and brought news that a JSOC team and SF CIF team were told to stand down.

Did anything go right regarding the Benghazi attack? Hell yes it did. A very small team of former (Glen and Ty) and active Special Operations personnel, against an overwhelming enemy force, successfully rescued over forty Americans.

Finally, we released Benghazi: The Definitive Report, “an unforgettably gripping minute-by-minute narrative of the events and their aftermath as they really unfolded on that terrible day in Libya” and a book that got SOFREP a lot of press and a lot of trouble. We shook things up a bit with our investigation into the attack, and some people were not happy about it. Blake Miles read the book and has a solid review of it.