War and Conflict

On-the-ground reports and documentaries that explore global war zones and the U.S.’s involvement, including the war in Yemen, the Iran-Saudi conflict, Syria and more.

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Amid the withdrawal of U.S. troops, Taliban leaders claim Iran is mobilizing its proxy militia the Fatemiyoun for civil war within Afghanistan.
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‘People Will Defend Themselves to Their Last Drop of Blood’: Is the U.S. Leaving Afghanistan on the Brink of Civil War?
An on-the-ground documentary reveals rising fears of civil war in an increasingly unstable Afghanistan, as well as an emerging threat as the U.S. departs: Iran’s growing influence.
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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
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Leaving Afghanistan
FRONTLINE investigates the consequences of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
July 20, 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
The Designated Terrorist and the Fight Over the Future of Syria’s Last Opposition Stronghold
In 'The Jihadist,' Martin Smith becomes the first Western journalist to interview Syrian militant Abu Mohammad al-Jolani and investigates his rebranding efforts.
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