DISCLOSURE:
Note: All descriptions below are taken verbatim from the FRONTLINE summaries at the pertinent web address.




Iraq, Afghanistan, and the War on Terror (FRONTLINE)
A collection of FRONTLINE programs from 9/11 to the present
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/terror/




Making Sense of Oral History
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/oral/oral.pdf

Interviews as Historical Evidence: A Discussion of New Standards of Documentation and Access on JSTOR
Look this article up on APU databases
https://www.jstor.org/stable/494127?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents




Table of contents of videos on this page:

Iraq

Gulf War

Saddam Hussein himself:
Gunning for Saddam
Survival of Saddam
Spying on Saddam
Chasing Saddam's Weapons

Bush's War
The War Behind Closed Doors
The Long Road to War
Truth, War, and Consequences
Blair's War
The Dark Side
Rumsfeld's War
Cheney's Law
The Torture Question

Invasion of Iraq

Lost Year in Iraq

Endgame

Bad Voodoo's War
The Soldier's Heart
The Wounded Platoon
A Company of Soldiers
Insurgency
Gangs of Iraq
Rules of Engagement
Private Warriors
Beyond Baghdad

Afghanistan

The War Briefing
Campaign Against Terror
In Search of Al Qaeda
Return of the Taliban
Obama's War



IRAQ





The Gulf War (1990-1991)

Gulf War (FRONTLINE) website
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/

Video (4 hours)
http://youtu.be/aUMAyiI0TPA

This two-part documentary is a comprehensive and critical analysis of the 1990-1991 war in which more than one million troops faced off against each other in the deserts of the Gulf states. From the Allied coalition's air war and the ground assault, to the liberation of Kuwait and the fallout of Saddam Hussein's retaining power, FRONTLINE deconstructs what really happened, how it happened and why. This report draws on in-depth, remarkably candid interviews with those who planned Operation Desert Storm and those who fought its battles. These include key decision makers such as Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, former Secretary of State James Baker, former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, and Margaret Thatcher. It also includes vivid commentary by U.S and British commanders on the ground, the war stories of soldiers and airmen captured by the Iraqis, and interviews with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz and a top Iraqi intelligence official.

Transcripts of the video
Part A
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/script_a.html
Part B
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/script_b.html

Readings
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/appendix/readings.html

Maps
Link to each of them
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/maps/

Chronology
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/cron/

Weapons
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/weapons/

Oral History
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/

a. The Decision Makers
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/decision.html

Colin Powell
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/powell/1.html
Dick Cheney
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/cheney/1.html
James Baker
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/baker/1.html
Margaret Thatcher
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/art/oral3es.gif
Robert Gates
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/art/oral3fs.gif
Richard Haass
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/art/oral3hs.gif
Brent Scowcroft
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/scowcroft/1.html
Mikail Gorbachev
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/gorbachev/1.html

b. The Commanders
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/commanders.html

Norman Schwarzkopf
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/schwarzkopf/1.html
Calvin Waller
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/waller/1.html
Charles Horner
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/horner/1.html
Walt Boomer
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/boomer/1.html
Frederick Franks
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/franks/1.html
Buster Glosson
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/glosson/1.html
Peter de la Billiere
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/billiere/1.html

c. The Iraqis

Tariq Aziz
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/aziz/1.html
Wafic al Samarrai
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/samarrai/1.html

d. The Analysts

Rick Atkinson
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/atkinson/1.html
Bernard Trainor
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/trainor/1.html

e. War Stories

Rhonda Cornum
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/5.html
David Eberly
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/1.html
Jeff Tice
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/3.html
Andy McNab
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/2.html
John Peters
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/4.html







Gunning for Saddam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/

FRONTLINE investigates the intense debate inside the Bush administration over what should be the next front in the war on terrorism. The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States re-energized Saddam Hussein's strongest opponents in Washington. This report examines the litany of allegations against Iraq's leader, including the Iraqi regime's efforts to stockpile weapons of mass destruction, its attempt to assassinate former president George H.W. Bush in 1993, and recent allegations by two Iraqi military defectors that a secret camp inside Iraq has been used for the training of Islamic terrorists.

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/etc/script.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/interviews/

Analyses
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/analyses/

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/etc/links.html



The Survival of Saddam Hussein
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/

This report presents an intimate portrait of Saddam Hussein's life, examining what has made him a master survivor -- from his days as a young hit man in the Ba'ath party to his rise to power with CIA help; from his successful exploitation of superpower rivalry in the 1970s to his miscalculations in invading Kuwait 20 years later; from CIA-backed coup attempts and internal rebellions against him throughout the 1990s to his successful standoff with U.N. weapons inspectors.

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/etc/script.html

Video: The Survival of Saddam Hussein (58 minutes)
http://youtu.be/lfJ1Lw5-W9Y

FRONTLINE The mind of Hussein
http://youtu.be/lfJ1Lw5-W9Y

The Survival of Saddam Hussein
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/etc/synopsis.html

Secrets of Saddam's life and leadership
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/interviews/aburish.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/interviews/aburish2.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/interviews/aburish3.html

Readings
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/readings/

Tales of the tyrant (Mark Bowden)
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2002/05/tales-of-the-tyrant/302480/

Plans on building a police state
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/readings/action.html

Chronology
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/longroad/etc/cron.html

The Kurds' story
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/kurds/

A chronology of US-Kurdish history
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/kurds/cron.html

Photo album
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/photos/

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/interviews/



Spying on Saddam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/

In this report, FRONTLINE chronicles the dramatic, and ultimately thwarted, eight-year effort by the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) to find and dismantle Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Tracing the history of UNSCOM -- from its birth at the end of the Gulf War, to its daring inspections and confrontations with the Iraqi military during the 1990s, to the final events leading up to the U.N.'s withdrawal of weapons inspectors in 1998 -- FRONTLINE tracks how politics, quarrels, and turf wars involving the U.N., the State Department, the CIA, and Israel effectively undermined and ended UNSCOM's mission.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/etc/synopsis.html

Chronology
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/etc/cron.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/etc/script.html

What it took: Strategies and Confrontations
Scott Ritter and David Kay
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/etc/what.html

Expert analysis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/experts/

Photos
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/photos/

Readings and links
[Some real good ones in here]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/readings/

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/interviews/
Richard Butler
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/interviews/butler.html
Barton Gellman
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/interviews/gellman.html
Richard Haass
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/interviews/haass.html
Dr. Khidir Hamza
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/interviews/hamza.html
David Kay
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/interviews/kay.html
Scott Ritter
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/interviews/ritter.html
Robin Wright
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/unscom/interviews/wright.html



Bush's War

Bush's War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/

Video: Bush's War (4 hours total)
Part 1
http://youtu.be/bs6tiaXGMRs
Part 2
http://youtu.be/ttRfmCHIDSU

Timeline
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/cron/
Site Map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/etc/sitemap.html

9/11 and Al Qaeda, Afghanistan and Iraq, WMD and the Insurgency, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Fallujah, and the Surge. For six years FRONTLINE has been revealing those stories in meticulous detail, and the political dramas played out at the highest levels -- George W. Bush and Tony Blair, Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, Osama Bin Laden.

Timeline: Annotated Video Timeline
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/cron/

Transcript (part 1)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/etc/script.html
Transcript (part 2)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/etc/script2.html

Readings and Links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/etc/links.html

Site Map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/etc/sitemap.html

Map: Iraq's major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map/



Bush's War Video (Video Timeline)

Timeline: Annotated Video Timeline
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/cron/

1980s

Terrorist attacks against Americans abroad

1990s

The Gulf War foreshadows conflicts to come in the George W. Bush administration

Wolfowitz's proposal for a new unilateral foreign policy of preemption and toughness

Al Qaeda's international terror network slowly comes into focus for US intelligence

2001

The George W. Bush presidency begins

Cheney's push to expand executive power
Cheney's Law (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/

Rumsfeld sets out to transform the US military
Rumsfeld's War (FRONTLINE)

Iraqi exiles lobby Washington policy-makers

11 September 2001: America is under attack

The war cabinet gathers at Camp David; Iraq is discussed

CIA takes the lead in Afghanistan against Al Qaeda and the Taliban

Bin Laden escapes US offensive at Tora Bora

Working in the shadows: Rumsfeld creates new intelligence unit inside the Pentagon
Rumsfeld's War (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/
Biographical sketches of key players
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/paths/

Planning for Iraq War begins

2002

Detainees from the war in Afghanistan start arriving at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

President Bush warns of an "Axis of Evil": North Korea, Iran, and Iraq

The State Department and Pentagon clash over postwar planning

The internal battle over whether Bush should keep trying diplomacy

Harsh interrogations take place at Guantanamo
The Torture Question (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/

2003

President Bush's State of the Union address: essentially a declaration of war

Secretary Powell makes the case for war at the UN

Blair's War (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/
Timeline: Failure of Diplomacy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/etc/cron.html

General Shinseki testifies on force level needed to invade, occupy Iraq

The Invasion of Iraq (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/

US troops help Iraqis pull down Saddam Hussein's statue

Widespread looting escalates in Iraq

The Failure to Secure Iraq (FRONTLINE: Rumsfeld's War)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/themes/secure.html

Things seem to be spinning out of control: Rumsfeld appoints Paul Bremer to take charge

[loop back to include Jay Garner] General Jay Garner picked to handle postwar Iraq

The Lost Year in Iraq (FRONTLINE)

Bremer's De-Baathification order

The insurgency grows

Prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib

2004

No weapons of mass destruction are found
Chasing Saddam's Weapons (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wmd/

The first battle of Fallujah (April 2004)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Fallujah
Interview: Marine Colonel John Toolan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/interviews/toolan.html

A new top general (George Casey replaces Sanchez) for Iraq--and a new exit strategy

General Casey as seen by colleagues
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/casey.html

Sovereignty is transferred to the Iraqis (28 June 2004)

U.S. forces shift to "light footprint"

U.S. forces clash again with powerful Shi's militia leader: Moqtada al-Sadr
BBC News profile
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12135160

Gangs of Iraq (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/

Bush is re-elected; time to clean house

The second battle of Fallujah (8 November 2004)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Fallujah

A Company of Soldiers (FRONTLINE) [November 2004]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/

2005

Sunnis boycott elections; the sectarian divide grows

The Insurgency (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/

A new, promising strategy emerges in Tal Afar
Interview with Col. H.R. McMaster
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/interviews/mcmaster.html

2006

Holy Shi'ite 'shrine is bombed, fueling sectarian violence
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/23/world/23iraq.html?pagewanted=all

A flickering civil war takes hold; Rumsfeld resigns

2007

The End Game [goes through the Surge] (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/

A new plan and a new general (Petraeus replaces Casey) for Iraq

General Petraeus and the new team
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/petraeus.html



The War Behind Closed Doors
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/

Video
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/showsiraq/
YouTube
http://youtu.be/E-iw5xIwWK0

This report traces the story behind the Bush administration's abandonment of a long-standing policy of "containment" for Iraq in favor of a more aggressive "preemption" policy -- to be used on Iraq or any nation or group believed to threaten U.S. security. From the long-running policy battle between Secretary of State Colin Powell and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz to the evolution of the "Bush Doctrine" after Sept. 11, culminating in the September 2002 release of his National Security Strategy, this program recounts how administration insiders -- calling themselves "neo-Reaganites," "neo-conservatives," or simply "hawks" -- set out to achieve a new and muscular foreign policy for America.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/etc/script.html

Timeline: Chronology of the evolution of the Bush Doctrine
This is important
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/etc/cron.html

Themes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/themes/

Readings and links
An incredible array
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/etc/links.html

Interviews are great
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/interviews/
Mark Danner
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/interviews/danner.html
John Lewis Gaddis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/interviews/gaddis.html
Barton Gellman
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/interviews/gellman.html
William Kristol
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/interviews/kristol.html
Richard Perle
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/interviews/perle.html



Truth, War, and Consequences
Why did US go to war? What went wrong?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/
Video
http://youtu.be/0TDse_VAKlk

FRONTLINE traces the roots of the Iraqi war back to the days immediately following Sept. 11, when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered the creation of a special intelligence operation to quietly begin looking for evidence that would justify the war. The intelligence reports soon became a part of a continuing struggle between civilians in the Pentagon on one side and the CIA, State Department, and uniformed military on the other -- a struggle that would lead to inadequate planning for the aftermath of the war, continuing violence, and mounting political problems for the president.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/etc/script.html

I. Why did we go to war?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/why/

A necessary war?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/why/necessary.html

Selective intelligence
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/why/selective.html

In their own words: who said what when
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/why/said.html

Trusting Chalabi
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/why/chalabi.html

The Middle East, democracy, and dominoes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/why/dominoes.html

II. What went wrong?

Turf wars and the future of Iraq
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/fighting/turfwars.html

Is this victory?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/fighting/victory.html

We want a government and we want it now.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/fighting/wewant.html

Dispatch: Baghdad shootout
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/etc/anger.html

III. What's at stake?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/stake/

Nation-building: James Dobbins
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/stake/dobbins.html
http://www.rand.org/pubs/periodicals/rand-review/issues/summer2003/nation1.html

IV. Interviews [use the bio sketches on this overview page]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/

L. Paul Bremer
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/bremer.html
Ahmad Chalabi
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/chalabi.html
James Conway
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/conway.html
Jay Garner
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/garner.html
Richard Haass
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/haass.html
Laith Kubba
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/kubba.html
Kanan Makiya
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/makiya.html
Robert Perito
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/perito.html
Richard Perle
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/perle.html
Greg Thielman
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/thielmann.html
Edward Walker
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/walker.html
Joseph Wilson
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/interviews/wilson.html



The Long Road to War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/longroad/

Video
http://youtu.be/1CHTO3zyJf0

With the U.S. apparently within days of attacking Iraq, FRONTLINE draws on its 12 years of reporting on Iraq to chronicle the key moments in the history of America's ongoing confrontation with Saddam Hussein. This special two-hour report examines how the West armed Iraq, the mind and methods of Saddam Hussein, the origins of the first Gulf War and its ragged end, the frustrating effort to disarm Iraq through U.N. inspections, how Saddam survived efforts to undermine his power, and the long-standing effort by Washington hawks to remove him.

This report draws on many other FRONTLINE reports.

Chronology
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/longroad/etc/cron.html

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/longroad/etc/links.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/longroad/etc/script.html



Chasing Saddam's Weapons
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wmd/

With the credibility of President Bush and Prime Minister Blair at stake, BBC reporter Jane Corbin takes viewers inside the high-stakes search for Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction. Through exclusive access to top-secret locations and key U.S. officials leading the hunt, including David Kay, FRONTLINE reveals new details about what the search has uncovered and questions whether the investigation's final results will justify the White House's call for war.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wmd/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wmd/etc/script.html

On the weapons trail (BBC reporter Jane Corbin)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wmd/etc/corbin.html

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wmd/etc/links.html

FAQs
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wmd/etc/faqs.html

Interview: David Kay
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wmd/interviews/kay.html

Interview: Hans Blix
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wmd/interviews/blix.html



Blair's War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/

For the past few months, British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been fighting the biggest political battle of his career. Caught in the center of a high stakes political storm, he tried to personally bridge the gap between the United States and its European allies -- particularly France and Germany -- over the impending war in Iraq. FRONTLINE examines the roots of the discord within the Western alliance, the perilous role Blair has played, and the stakes for him and the West should this old alliance fall apart.

Synopsis
[FRONTLINE calls this Introduction]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/etc/script.html

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/etc/links.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/interviews/
Robert Kagan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/interviews/kagan.html

Prime Minister
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/prime/

The Fractured Alliance
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/europe/

The Liberal Divide
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/liberal/

Chronology: Failure of Diplomacy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/etc/cron.html



Rumsfeld's War (2004)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/

Video
http://youtu.be/9SbK3gg2jjs

With the United States Army deployed in a dozen hot spots around the world, on constant alert in Afghanistan, and taking casualties every day in Iraq, some current and former officers now say the army is on the verge of being "broken." They charge that the army is overstretched, demoralized, and may be unable to fight where and when the nation desires. This fall, FRONTLINE and the Washington Post join forces for an in-depth assessment of the state of the American army and the nation's military establishment. The program digs into the aggressive attempts to assert civilian control and remake the military by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his allies.

Biographical sketches of key players
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/paths/

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/etc/script.html

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/etc/synopsis.html

Paths to Power:
[Dig into this more fully]
Donald Rumsfeld
Dick Cheney
Paul Wolfowitz
Colin Powell
Richard Armitage
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/paths/
Career History of the players
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/paths/bios.html#rumsfeld

Analysis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/themes/
Who is Donald Rumsfeld
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/themes/whois.html
The failure to secure Iraq
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/themes/secure.html

Timeline: Rumsfeld's life
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/etc/cronfeld.html

Timeline: Military Struggles and Evolution
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/etc/cronagon.html

Washington Post coverage of Rumsfeld
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/liveonline/partners/frontline.htm

Interviews [many good ones]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/interviews/
James Mann (Rise of the Vulcans)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/interviews/mann.html



The Dark Side
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/

Video
This is a good one to use in our course
http://youtu.be/dOmtfETfhmI

On Sept. 11, 2001, deep inside a White House bunker, Vice President Dick Cheney was ordering U.S. fighter planes to shoot down any commercial airliner still in the air above America. At that moment, CIA Director George Tenet was meeting with his counter-terrorism team in Langley, Virginia. Both leaders acted fast, to prepare their country for a new kind of war. But soon a debate would grow over the goals of the war on terror, and the decision to go to war in Iraq. Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and others saw Iraq as an important part of a broader plan to remake the Middle East and project American power worldwide. Meanwhile Tenet, facing division in his own organization, saw non-state actors such as Al Qaeda as the highest priority. FRONTLINE's investigation of the ensuing conflict includes more than forty interviews, thousands of pages of documentary evidence, and a substantial photographic archive. It is the third documentary about the war on terror from the team that produced "Rumsfeld's War" and "The Torture Question."

Introduction (synopsis)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/etc/script.html

Intelligence community organization chart
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/etc/cia.html

VP Cheney's network in the bureaucracy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/etc/network.html

Site map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/etc/sitemap.html

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/etc/links.html

Themes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/themes/
The War in Afghanistan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/themes/afghanistan.html

Interviews [dig into these]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/interviews/



Cheney's Law
Push to expand Presidential power
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/

For three decades, Vice President Dick Cheney has waged a secretive, and often bitter battle to expand the power of the presidency. Now in a direct confrontation with Congress, as the administration asserts executive privilege to head off investigations into domestic wiretapping and the firing of U.S. attorneys, FRONTLINE meticulously traces the behind-closed-doors battle within the administration over the power of the presidency and the rule of law.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/etc/script.html

Site map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/etc/sitemap.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/interviews/

Themes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/themes/
Cheney's View of the World
A Man With Secrets
David Addington: Cheney's Powerful One-Man Legal Office
True Believers
Presidential Power -- the Bush Legacy
The Bush-Cheney Relationship
Rebellion at Justice
Signing Statements
The Office of Legal Counsel

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/etc/links.html



The Torture Question
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/

Video
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/torture/

In the uncertain weeks following Sept. 11, an internal power struggle was underway deep inside the Bush administration. Waged between partisans at the highest levels of the government, that battle -- captured in a series of blunt memos -- exemplifies the struggle to create a legal framework to give the president authority to aggressively interrogate enemy fighters in the war on terror. FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors to investigate the struggle over how and when to use what was called "coercive interrogation." The film begins with a policy born out of fear and anger and tracks how increasingly tough measures were taken to gather information about Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and finally the rising insurgency in Iraq. In an examination that begins at the White House and ends in the public debate about alleged abuses at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Abu Ghraib, policy makers, government interrogators, and their subjects talk to FRONTLINE about their experiences as part of this internal battle.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/etc/synopsis.html

Transcripts
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/etc/script.html

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/etc/links.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/interviews/

Themes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/themes/

Is Torture Ever Justified?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/justify/

Examining the paper trail
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/paper/

Behind the wire at Guantanamo
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/behind/

FAQs
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/torture/etc/faqs.html



Invasion of Iraq
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/

FRONTLINE marks the first anniversary of the Iraq war with a two-hour documentary investigation that recounts the key strategies, battles, and turning points of the war from both sides of the battlefield. Through firsthand accounts from many of the war's key participants -- from strategists in Washington to the soldiers who actually fought the battles -- "The Invasion of Iraq" promises to be a definitive television history of America's most recent war.

Operation Iraqi Freedom - NBC News Documentary - 2003
https://youtu.be/gQmf3SleIRo

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/etc/script.html

Chronology
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/cron/

War in Iraq: Day by day guide (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/middle_east/2002/conflict_with_iraq/day_by_day_coverage/default.stm

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/
Interview: James Fallows
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/fallows.html
Interview: Frederick Kagan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/kagan.html
Interview: Todd Purdum
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/purdum.html
Interview: Thomas Ricks
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/ricks.html
Interview: Thomas White
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/white.html
Interview: Iraqi general Al-Hamdani
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/raad.html
Interview: Lt. Gen. James Conway
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/conway.html
Interview: Lt. Gen. David McKiernan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/mckiernan.html
Interview: Lt. Col. Marcone
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/marcone.html
Interview: Col. David Perkins
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/perkins.html
Interview: Lt. Gen. William Wallace
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/wallace.html

FAQs
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/etc/faqs.html

Analysis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/themes/

Readings and Links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/etc/links.html

One section of this screen offers several different timelines of the invasion:
a. CNN
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/
b. New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/international/worldspecial/iraq_GRAPHICSINDEX_02.html?_r=0
c. Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/iraq/front.htm
d. BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/middle_east/2002/conflict_with_iraq/day_by_day_coverage/default.stm
e. Global Security
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iraqi_freedom.htm



The Lost Year in Iraq
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/cron/

Video
http://youtu.be/XJ0ZdTl3y2k

In the aftermath of the fall of Saddam Hussein, a group of Americans led by Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III set off to Baghdad to build a new nation and establish democracy in the Arab Middle East. One year later, with Bremer forced to secretly exit what some have called "the most dangerous place on earth," the group left behind lawlessness, insurgency, economic collapse, death, destruction -- and much of their idealism. Three years later, as the U.S. continues to look for an exit strategy, the government the Americans helped create and the infrastructure they designed are being tested. FRONTLINE Producer Michael Kirk follows the early efforts and ideals of this group as they tried to seize control and disband the Iraqi police, army and Baathist government -- and how they became hardened along the way to the realities of postwar Iraq. The Lost Year in Iraq is based on numerous first-person interviews and extensive documentation from the FRONTLINE team that produced "Rumsfeld's War," "The Torture Question" and "The Dark Side."

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/etc/synopsis.html

Site map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/etc/sitemap.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/etc/tapes.html

Timeline: Fighting on two fronts
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/cron/

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/

Interview: L. Paul Bremer, III
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/bremer.html

Interview: Lt. Gen Jay Garner
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/garner.html

Interview: Robert Blackwill
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/blackwill.html

Interview: Rajiv Chandrasekaran
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/rajiv.html

Interview: Anthony Cordesman
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/cordesman.html

Interview: James Dobbins
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/dobbins.html

Interview: Michael Gordon
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/gordon.html

Interview: Thomas Ricks
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/ricks.html

Analysis:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/analysis/

Key controversies and missteps
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/analysis/fuel.html

Inside the green zone
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/analysis/greenzone.html

Welcome to the Green Zone
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2004/11/welcome-to-the-green-zone/303547/

Welcome to the Green Zone
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2004/11/welcome-to-the-green-zone/303547/

Life in the Green Zone
https://nvd.nist.gov/scap/docs/conference%20presentations/Karmol_Detailed%20to%20Iraq_v22.pdf

Analysis of L. Paul Bremer
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/analysis/assessments.html

Doomed from the start?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/analysis/prewar.html

Readings and Links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/etc/links.html

In Iraq, military forgot the lessons of Vietnam (Thomas Ricks)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/22/AR2006072200444.html

Ties to GOP trumped know-how among staff sent to rebuild Iraq
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/16/AR2006091600193.html



The End Game
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/cron/

Video
http://youtu.be/tO8--8AlZok

As the United States begins one final effort to secure victory through a "surge" of troops, FRONTLINE investigates how strategic and tactical mistakes brought Iraq to civil war. The film recounts how the early mandate to create the conditions for a quick exit of the American military led to chaos, failure, and sectarian strife. In Endgame, producer Michael Kirk (Rumsfeld's War, The Torture Question, The Dark Side, and The Lost Year in Iraq) traces why the president decided to risk what military planners once warned could be the worst way to fight in Iraq -- door-to-door -- and assesses the likelihood of its success. Top administration figures, military commanders, and journalists offer inside details about the new strategy.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/etc/script.html

Site map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/etc/sitemap.html

Timeline:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/cron/

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/

Interview: Michael Gordon
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/gordon.html

Interview: Col. William Hix
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/hix.html

Interview: Frederick Kagan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/kagan.html

Interview: Gen. Jack Keane
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/keane.html

Interview: Lt. Col. Andrew Krepinevich
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/krepinevich.html

Interview: Col. H.R. McMaster
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/mcmaster.html

Interview: Thomas Ricks
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/ricks.html

Interview: Col. Kalev Sepp
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/sepp.html

Interview: Philip Zelikow
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/zelikow.html

Themes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/

The colonels' war
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/colonels.html

Can the surge work?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/surge.html

Misreading history: comparing Iraq to Vietnam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/misreading.html




Gangs of Iraq
The U.S. effort to train an Iraqi military as an exit strategy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/

Video
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/view/

Day after day scores of bodies litter the streets of Baghdad. To staunch the violence, the U.S. has spent billions to "stand up" the Iraqi forces. In Gangs of Iraq, a joint production of FRONTLINE and the "America at a Crossroads" series, FRONTLINE takes a hard look at how the four-year training effort has fared and how the coalition-trained forces have themselves been infiltrated by various sectarian militias. Now, with President Bush sending new U.S. troops to Iraq, it remains to be seen if America and its allies can build a national Iraqi army and police and restore order.

Site Map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/etc/sitemap.html

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/etc/script.html

Video diaries
Adhamiyah (6:08)
Sadr City (6:46)

Reporters' Notebook: Visit to a police station
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/notebooks/smith.html

Reporters' Notebook: Fixers
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/notebooks/gaviria.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/interviews/

Interview: Gen. David Petraeus
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/interviews/petraeus.html

Interview: Dexter Filkins
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/interviews/filkins.html

Readings
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gangsofiraq/etc/links.html

Hadley's secret memo on Malaki (2006)
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/29/world/middleeast/29mtext.html?ei=5070&en=e0045fafccd48eea&ex=1181275200&pagewanted=all

Why Iraq has no army (2006)
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2005/12/why-iraq-has-no-army/304428/



Private Warriors
(contractors)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/

Video
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/view/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7BLdFnQTsc&feature=youtu.be

FRONTLINE returns to Iraq, this time to embed with Halliburton/KBR, and to take a hard look at private contractors like Blackwater, Aegis and Erinys, who play an increasingly critical role in running U.S. military supply lines, providing armed protection, and operating U.S. military bases. These private warriors are targeted by insurgents and in turn have been criticized for their rough treatment of Iraqi civilians. Their dramatic story illuminates the Pentagon's new reliance on corporate outsourcing and raises tough questions about where they fit in the chain of command and the price we are paying for their role in the war.

Frequently asked questions about private contractors
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/faqs/

Readings
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/etc/links.html

Baghdad from a bulletproof window
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/report/

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/etc/synopsis.html

Transcripts
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/etc/script.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/interviews/

Inside Iraq's second largest force
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/contractors/




A Company of Soldiers [November 2004]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/

The first measures of the war in Iraq's psychological toll are coming in: A medical study estimates that more than one in seven returning veterans are expected to suffer from major depression anxiety or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For those who have survived, the fighting the battle is not over. For some, the return home can be as painful as war itself. FRONTLINE tells the stories of soldiers who have come home haunted by their experiences and asks whether the government is doing enough to help

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/etc/script.html

FAQs
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/faqs/

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/etc/links.html

Producer's notebook
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/etc/notebook.html

Glossary
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/etc/glossary.html

Innovating and improvising
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/lessons/
.
Interview: Sgt. Garcia
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/interviews/garcia.html

Interview: Pfc. Morgan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/interviews/morgan.html

Interview: Pvt. Reyes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/interviews/reyes.html

Interview: Capt. Whiteley
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/interviews/whiteley.html



Rules of Engagement
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/haditha/

Video
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/haditha/

FRONTLINE cuts through the fog of war to reveal the untold story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq -- where twenty-four of the town's residents were killed by U.S. forces in what many in the media branded "Iraq's My Lai." With accusations swirling that the Marines massacred Iraqi civilians "in cold blood," the Haditha incident has led to one of the largest criminal cases against U.S. troops in the Iraq war. But real questions have emerged about what really happened that day, and who is responsible. Through television interviews with Iraqi survivors and Marines accused of war crimes, FRONTLINE investigates this incident and what it can tell us about the harrowing moral and legal landscape the U.S. military faces in Iraq.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/haditha/etc/synopsis.html

Update on court martials
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/haditha/etc/update.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/haditha/etc/script.html

Site map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/haditha/etc/sitemap.html

Quiz
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/haditha/etc/quiz.html

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/haditha/etc/links.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/haditha/interviews/

Analysis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/haditha/themes/



Bad Voodoo's War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/badvoodoo/

Video
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/badvoodoo/

In June 2007, as the American military surge reached its peak, a band of National Guard infantrymen who call themselves "The Bad Voodoo Platoon" was deployed to Iraq. To capture a vivid, first-person account of the new realities of war in Iraq for FRONTLINE and ITVS, director Deborah Scranton (The War Tapes) created "a virtual embed" with the platoon, supplying cameras to the soldiers so they could record and tell the story of their war. The film intimately tracks the veteran soldiers of "Bad Voodoo" through the daily grind of their perilous mission, dodging deadly IEDs, grappling with the political complexities of dealing with Iraqi security forces, and battling their fatigue and their fears.

The Men of Bad Voodoo
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/badvoodoo/men/

Video extras
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/badvoodoo/video/

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/badvoodoo/etc/script.html

Q & A with film director
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/badvoodoo/etc/producer.html

Exploring the world of milblogs
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/badvoodoo/etc/milblogs.html



The Soldier's Heart
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/

Video
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/showsheart/

In November 2004, a FRONTLINE production team embedded with the soldiers of the 1-8 Cavalry's Dog Company in south Baghdad to document the day-to-day realities of a life-and-death military mission that also includes rebuilding Iraq's infrastructure, promoting its economic development, and building positive relations with its people. Filming began three days after the Fallujah campaign was launched in November 2004. There was a surge in violence as an insurgent group, thought to have come from Ramadi, launched a series of ambushes and attacks in Dog Company's sector.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/etc/script.html

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/readings/

The Literature of War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/readings/lit.html

Analysis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/themes/

A reporter's journey
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/lucey/

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/interviews/

Updates
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/etc/updates.html



The Wounded Platoon
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/woundedplatoon/

Video
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/woundedplatoon/

FRONTLINE profiles a single Fort Carson platoon of infantrymen -- the 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry -- and finds a group of young men changed by war. Many battle a range of psychiatric disorders, and since returning from Iraq, three members of the 3rd Platoon have been convicted on murder or attempted murder charges; one has been jailed for drunk driving and another for assaulting his wife; and one has attempted suicide. The investigation also examines an overwhelmed military mental health system -- at Fort Carson the rate of PTSD diagnosis has risen 4,000 percent since 2002 -- and the widespread use of prescription psychiatric drugs both at home and in combat.

Film update to the website
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/woundedplatoon/

Platoon roster
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/woundedplatoon/roster/

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/woundedplatoon/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/woundedplatoon/etc/script.html

Site Map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/woundedplatoon/etc/sitemap.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/woundedplatoon/interviews/

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/woundedplatoon/etc/links.html

The Journey
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/woundedplatoon/journey/



The Insurgency
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/

Video
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/insurgency/

Kidnappings. Suicide bombers. Beheadings. Roadside bombs. The Iraqi insurgency continues to challenge the most highly trained and best-equipped military in the world. FRONTLINE peels back the layers and gets beyond the propaganda to take a complex look inside the multi-faceted insurgency in Iraq. The investigation includes special access to insurgent leaders, as well as commanders of Iraqi and U.S. military units battling for control of the country and detailed analysis from journalists who have risked their lives to meet insurgent leaders and their foot soldiers. FRONTLINE explores the battle for one Iraqi town and presents vivid testimony from civilians whose families were targeted by the insurgents.

Site Map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/etc/sitemap.html

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/etc/script.html

Can the insurgency be defeated? (Kalev Sepp)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/can/

Rules of Engagement Quiz
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/haditha/etc/quiz.html

Junior Officers innovating and improvising using CAVNET
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/lessons/

Readings and Links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/etc/links.html

Interview: Colonel H.R. McMaster
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/interviews/mcmaster.html

Interview with Michael Ware
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/interviews/ware.html

Debaathification
http://www.cfr.org/iraq/iraq-debaathification/p7853

What is driving the insurgency (Council on Foreign Relations)
http://www.cfr.org/iraq/iraq-insurgency-goals/p8117

U.S. military is split on insurgency strategy
http://articles.latimes.com/2006/may/13/world/fg-insurgency13

Iraq's insurgency after Zarqawi [killed 7 June 2006] (Council on Foreign Relations)
http://www.cfr.org/iraq/iraqs-insurgency-after-zarqawi/p10880



Beyond Baghdad
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/beyond/

As the Bush administration struggles to right its Iraq policy, FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith travels across the Iraqi-Turkish border to Kurdish Mosul and Kirkuk, across the rebellious Sunni lands of central Iraq to Baghdad and finally farther south to the sacred Shia cities of Karbala and Najaf, to take a long, hard look at the Iraq to which the president vows to bring democracy. In this diverse and fractured land can his experiment work? Through encounters with tribal sheiks, ayatollahs, politicians, aid workers, soldiers, and U.S. authorities, the film reveals just what the United States is facing.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/beyond/etc/synopsis.html

Iraqis and Americans
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/beyond/iraqis/

A Long Road
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/beyond/dispatches/

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/beyond/etc/script.html

Readings and links
Go through these carefully
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/beyond/etc/links.html

Map (great)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/beyond/etc/map.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/beyond/interviews/
Get the Iraqi side
Odierno and Petraeus are both Major Generals



AFGHANISTAN

The War Briefing
[for next President (2008)]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/

Video
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/warbriefing/

The next president of the United States will inherit some of the greatest foreign policy challenges in American history -- an overstretched military, frayed alliances, and wars on two fronts. FRONTLINE gives viewers a hard, inside look at the real policy choices the next president will face. The report features strategists and diplomats giving their best advice about how to correct past failures and how to shape a realistic foreign policy approach in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/etc/synopsis.html

Site map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/etc/sitemap.html

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/etc/links.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/etc/script.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/interviews/
Robert Kaplan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/interviews/kaplan.html
Steve Coll
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/interviews/coll.html

On the Ground
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/etc/qa.html

Map of tribal lands in Pakistan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/tribal/map.html

Readings and links [good material]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/etc/links.html

What the next President will face?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/themes/president.html

The Karzai question
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/themes/karzai.html

The new Pakistani Taliban
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/themes/taliban.html

A strategy for the tribal areas
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/themes/tribal.html

Any lessons we can grab from Iraq?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/themes/iraq.html






AFGHANISTAN



Campaign against terror
This seems really good
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/

In this two-hour special, FRONTLINE recounts for the first time on television the behind-the-scenes story of the U.S. and world response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America. Featuring interviews with key U.S. players and world leaders, "Campaign Against Terror" examines the complex diplomatic maneuvering that led to an international coalition against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. From the initial bombing raids to the futile hunt for Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda leaders in the caves of Tora Bora, the documentary traces the dramatic ups and downs of the ground war in Afghanistan as seen through the eyes of Pentagon leaders, U.S. Special Forces troops and Afghan rebel leaders in the Northern Alliance. Finally, "Campaign Against Terror" tracks the intricate political wrangling that led to the selection of Hamid Karzai -- America's preferred candidate -- as the new Afghan leader.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/etc/synopsis.html

On the ground: war stories
Lots of good material in this link
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/ground/

Assessing the campaign
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/assess/

With us or against us
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/withus/

Chronology
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/etc/cron.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/interviews/

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/etc/links.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/etc/script.html

Epilogue
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/etc/epilogue.html



In Search of Al Qaeda
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/search/

Within three months of Sept. 11, the War on Terror had succeeded in crushing the Taliban. But many of the operation's primary targets -- members of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network of international terrorists -- managed to escape into neighboring Pakistan. FRONTLINE examines the quest to bring the terrorist group to justice in "In Search of Al Qaeda." The one-hour documentary follows the trail of Al Qaeda from the Afghan border areas into Pakistan's cities as U.S. and Pakistani authorities begin to track down some of the network's leaders. The journey continues to other Middle Eastern countries, where local villagers, officials, and others are interviewed about what has happened to Al Qaeda and its efforts to regroup.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/search/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/search/etc/script.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/search/interviews/

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/search/etc/links.html

Producer's dispatches from the field
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/search/behind/

Ground Zero: Pakistan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/search/etc/weaver.html

Inside Pakistan's tribal areas
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/search/tribal/

The lawless frontier
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2000/09/the-lawless-frontier/305296/

Mapping the journey
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/search/journey/

The education of a holy warrior
http://www.nytimes.com/library/magazine/home/20000625mag-taliban.html



The Return of the Taliban
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/

FRONTLINE reports from the lawless Pakistani tribal areas along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and reveals how the area has fallen under the control of a resurgent Taliban militia, which uses it as a launching pad for attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. Despite the presence of more than 70,000 Pakistani troops, the border region is at the nucleus of the global war on terror, according to U.S. officials. The area, off limits to U.S. troops by agreement with Pakistan's president and long suspected of harboring Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, is now considered a failed state. President Pervez Musharraf tells FRONTLINE reporter Martin Smith that Pakistan's strategy, which includes cash payments to militants who lay down their arms, has clearly foundered. In a region little understood because it is closed to most observers, FRONTLINE investigates a secret front in the war on terror.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/etc/script.html

Site map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/etc/sitemap.html

A night letter
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/etc/nightletter.html

Readings and links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/etc/links.html

Interviews
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/interviews/
Steve Coll
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/interviews/coll.html

Pakistan: Jihad's seedbed
[several articles in this section]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/pakistan/

Inside the tribal areas
Map
Winston Churchill
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/tribal/



Obama's War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/

Video
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/obamaswar/

Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander and armed with a counterinsurgency 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, The War Briefing) once again make the dangerous journey to the front lines 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. counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan -- a fight that promises to be longer and more costly than most Americans understand.

Synopsis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/etc/synopsis.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/etc/script.html

Chronology
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/etc/cron.html

Themes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/themes/
Afghanistan and the counterinsurgency war
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/themes/counter.html
Pakistan: the hardest problem of all
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/themes/pakistan.html
The push into Helmand province
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/themes/helmand.html
Obama's new strategu
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/themes/strategy.html

Readings and links
[dig into the wonderful material in this link]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/etc/links.html

Map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/etc/map.html

Interviews [numerous good interviews in this link]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/interviews/