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Obama’s War




FRONTLINE is calling Afghanistan “Obama’s War.” The PBS documentary series kicks off its new season by playing out the wartime scenarios and the diplomatic frustrations in a war that has three fronts – the battlefield, the afghan leadership, and the Pakistani government. It’s a firsthand look at how the president's new strategy is taking shape, delivering vivid, on-the-ground reporting from this war's many fronts and the internal debates over President Obama's grand attempt to combat terrorism at its roots.
FRONTLINE is calling Afghanistan “Obama’s War.” The PBS documentary series kicks off its new season by playing out the wartime scenarios and the diplomatic frustrations in a war that has three fronts – the battlefield, the afghan leadership, and the Pakistani government. It’s a firsthand look at how the president's new strategy is taking shape, delivering vivid, on-the-ground reporting from this war's many fronts and the internal debates over President Obama's grand attempt to combat terrorism at its roots.
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FRONTLINE is calling Afghanistan “Obama’s War.” The PBS documentary series kicks off its new season by playing out the wartime scenarios and the diplomatic frustrations in a war that has three fronts – the battlefield, the afghan leadership, and the Pakistani government. It’s a firsthand look at how the president's new strategy is taking shape, delivering vivid, on-the-ground reporting from this war's many fronts and the internal debates over President Obama's grand attempt to combat terrorism at its roots.

Guests:

Martin Smith, FRONTLINE correspondent & producer of “Obama’s War,” “Beyond Baghdad,” and “Return of the Taliban”

Ali Ahmad Jalali, former Interior Minister of Afghanistan, from ’03 – ’05; professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University