FRONTLINE: Obama's War Series

Lectures curated around FRONTLINE: Obama's War that examines US counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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 US forces succeed in a land long known as the “graveyard of empires?” Through interviews with the top US commanders on the ground, embeds with US forces, and fresh reporting from Washington, this program examines US counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a fight that promises to be longer and more costly than most Americans understand.

Lectures curated around FRONTLINE: Obama's War that examines US counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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 US forces succeed in a land long known as the “graveyard of empires?” Through interviews with the top US commanders on the ground, embeds with US forces, and fresh reporting from Washington, this program examines US counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a fight that promises to be longer and more costly than most Americans understand.