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A Look at Colin Powell’s Legacy, Following His Death at 84
Colin Powell, who was America’s first Black secretary of state, died Oct. 18 at age 84. FRONTLINE traced his roles in shaping the Gulf War and then the Iraq War.
October 18, 2021
From Sept. 11 to Jan. 6: How the Capitol Insurrection Was ‘The Logical Endpoint of the 9/11 Era’
Watch a scene from the opening of "America After 9/11," a two-hour FRONTLINE documentary that examines how the U.S. response to Sept. 11 ushered in an era of fear, mistrust and division.
September 7, 2021
9/11, 20 Years Later: 17 Essential Documentaries to Watch
These films — selected from two decades of extensive FRONTLINE reporting, with many available to stream for the first time in years — probe that fateful day and its lasting impacts on America and the world.
August 31, 2021
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America After 9/11
FRONTLINE traces the U.S. response to the September 11 terrorist attacks and the devastating consequences that unfolded across three presidencies.
September 7, 2021
As Biden Announces End of U.S. ‘Combat Mission’ in Iraq, 21 FRONTLINE Docs Provide Context
President Biden said July 26 the U.S. combat mission in Iraq is drawing to a close. These documentaries illuminate the Iraq War and its aftermath.
July 28, 2021
A Look at Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's Legacy, Following His Death at 88
FRONTLINE chronicled his influence in a number of documentaries about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
June 30, 2021
Repatriating ISIS Foreign Fighters Is Key to Stemming Radicalization, Experts Say, but Many Countries Don’t Want Their Citizens Back
A review of the 10 countries that yielded the most ISIS foreign fighters showed varying levels of commitment to repatriation and prosecution.
April 6, 2021
Iraqi Prime Minister Announces Arrests of “Death Squad” Linked to Activist Assassinations
The arrests were a rare sign of progress in an investigation critics say has moved too slowly, while the assassination squads operate with impunity — as reported in our recent documentary "Iraq's Assassins."
February 17, 2021
‘Absolute Fear’: 'Iraq's Assassins' Filmmaker Ramita Navai on How Iraqis View Iran-Backed Shia Militias
Ramita Navai, one of the producers and directors of "Iraq's Assassins," discusses the mass protests in Iraq, the Iran-backed Shia militias now accused of killing their critics and why the militias view activists as a threat.
February 9, 2021
12 FRONTLINE Documentaries on Iraq’s Sectarian Divide
And how actions by outside actors, include the U.S. and Iran, have often fueled the antagonism.
February 9, 2021
Intel Officer: Murder of Hisham al-Hashimi Was Ordered by Shia Militia Kata’ib Hezbollah
The comments about the death of the prominent Iraqi counterterrorism expert come in the new FRONTLINE documentary ‘Iraq’s Assassins.’
February 9, 2021
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Iraq's Assassins
How Iranian-backed Shia militias are terrorizing Iraq.
February 9, 2021