Truth, War and Consequences

October 9, 2003 / 1h 24m

Season 2003: Episode 1


FRONTLINE traces the roots of the Iraq war back to the days immediately following September 11, when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered the creation of a special intelligence operation to quietly begin looking for evidence that would justify the war. The intelligence reports soon became a part of a continuing struggle between civilians in the Pentagon on one side and the CIA, State Department, and uniformed military on the other – a struggle that would lead to inadequate planning for the aftermath of the war, continuing violence, and mounting political problems for the president. [Explore more on the original website for Truth, War, and Consequences.]