As President Obama approaches a decision point on Afghanistan strategy and whether to increase troop levels, FRONTLINE has made a 24-minute rough cut of the first act of Obama’s War, scheduled to premiere Tuesday, October 13 on NPT and PBS stations nationwide at 8:00 p.m. Central.
The 24-minute rough cut of the first act of “Obama’s War” is available now on Frontline’s website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/. Warning: The video contains graphic language and imagery.
About “Obama’s War:” Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander and armed with a counter-insurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. But can U.S. forces succeed in a land long known as the “graveyard of empires?” FRONTLINE producers Martin Smith (“Beyond Baghdad,” “Return of the Taliban”) and Marcela Gaviria (“In Search of Al Qaeda”) once again make the dangerous journey to the frontlines of America’s biggest fight. Through interviews with the top U.S. commanders on the ground, embeds with U.S. forces and fresh reporting from Washington, Smith and Gaviria examine U.S. counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan — a fight that promises to be longer and more costly than most Americans understand.