One year after the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan amid the U.S. withdrawal, watch these documentaries that reveal what life in the country is like now and that offer context on the nearly two-decade war that became America's longest.
August 15, 2022
These documentaries explore how the war in Afghanistan began and evolved, what it has meant for ordinary Afghan citizens and the ongoing consequences of the U.S. withdrawal.
October 12, 2021
Amid the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan, 14 Documentaries Explore the Two-Decade War and Its Impact
Explore nearly two decades of reporting from FRONTLINE on America’s longest war — including a new documentary investigating the consequences of the U.S. withdrawal.
July 19, 2021
The War in Afghanistan: As Biden Sets U.S. Withdrawal Date, 13 Documentaries Explore the Conflict and Its Impact
Explore nearly two decades of reporting from FRONTLINE on America’s longest war.
April 15, 2021
More than 1 million -- including 456,000 children-- have been displaced this summer by the military's campaign to root out militants in the tribal areas.
August 25, 2014
"He presides over a campaign that has killed thousands of Islamist militants and angered millions of Muslims," wrote The Washington Post's Gregg Miller, in a rare profile of the head of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center (CTC). "But he is himself a convert to Islam."
March 26, 2012
A nearly-six-month-long investigation published by the Associated Press on Friday tracks with earlier studies that found 70 to 80 percent of those killed in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan are militants.
February 27, 2012
There's no shortage of thorny issues currently facing Pakistan's intelligence chief -- and Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha's term as director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is set to expire on March 18.
February 24, 2012
CIA drone strikes in Pakistan have killed "dozens of civilians" who had gone to help rescue victims of drone strikes or were attending funerals for the victims of previous strikes, a new report by British and Pakistani journalists asserts.
February 6, 2012
The BBC reports today that a classified NATO report leaked to the news organization "fully exposes for the first time the relationship between the Pakistani intelligence service (ISI) and the Taliban."
February 1, 2012
In a rare break with the usual silence regarding the CIA's covert drone program, President Obama yesterday defended the controversial strikes that target suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders abroad.
January 31, 2012
Sources now say the target of resumed U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas was Aslam Awan, an "external operations planner" for Al Qaeda who was planning attacks against the West.
January 20, 2012