Over the years our partners at FRONTLINE have produced
several films that explore Iraq, Saddam Hussein and Iraq's position
on the world stage, including the stunning two-part series that
first aired in 1996, "The Gulf War." Follow the links
below to explore the companion Web sites to some of FRONTLINE
This FRONTLINE film, which was updated and re-aired in
November 2001, examines the arguments for and against taking
the war on terrorism to Iraq. The Web site includes analyses
of the litany of allegations against the Iraqi leader and
revealing interviews with Iraqi defectors, including
one who says that Iraq conducted terrorist training for Islamic
militants from other countries in an area known as Salman
Pak on the outskirts of Baghdad.
Survival of Saddam"
This January 2000 FRONTLINE report presents an intimate
portrait of Saddam Hussein. The Web site includes an interview
with Saddam's biographer, Said K. Aburish, and an excerpt
from his authoritative book, as well as a series of
rarely seen photos. And, offering a clear view into Saddam's
Orwellian police state, FRONTLINE has reproduced a top-secret
memo issued in 1992 by the Iraqi government that details
ways for Saddam's security apparatus to crush opposition.
Every night, Iraqi television broadcasts one of
its Saddam Hussein music videos. Watch two of those videos,
"Saddam Our Father" and "Indeed, You, the Father
of Oudai" (in RealPlayer G2 format).
In this report from April 1999 produced by FRONTLINE/World
Series Editor Stephen Talbot, FRONTLINE chronicles the
dramatic, and ultimately thwarted, eight-year-long effort by
the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) to find and dismantle
Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. The Web site includes a
chronology of key events and a photo gallery of
UNSCOM's activities, along with interviews of key policy-makers
and journalists. In addition, there are several incisive readings
on the site, including Jerrold M. Post's "Explaining Saddam,"
a psychological profile of the Iraqi leader, and Robin Wright's
"America's Iraq Policy: How Did It Come to This?" which
offers the longtime Middle East correspondent's analysis of
the history of flawed assumptions, lost opportunities, ineptitude
and mistakes that have characterized U.S. strategy in dealing
with Saddam Hussein since the end of the Gulf War.