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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November 19, 2021
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Massacre of El Salvador
Massacre in El Salvador
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November 9, 2021
The Threat of Al Qaeda and ISIS-K in Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan
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November 4, 2021
A Look at Colin Powell’s Legacy, Following His Death at 84
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October 18, 2021
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October 12, 2021
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4009_Taliban Takeover
Taliban Takeover
The Taliban take over Afghanistan, and the threat of ISIS and Al Qaeda intensifies.
October 12, 2021