A still from the three-part FRONTLINE documentary series

America and the Taliban

April 4, April 11, and April 25, 2023


How did the U.S. lose the war in Afghanistan? Who bears responsibility? And what has been the human cost?

Drawing on decades of on-the-ground reporting and interviews with Taliban and U.S. officials, this epic three-part investigation traces how America’s 20-year investment in Afghanistan culminated in Taliban victory and examines the missteps and consequences.