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The FRONTLINE documentary traces the long-lasting aftermath of the battle of Fallujah through two families, one Iraqi and one American.
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Surviving the Iraq War’s Bloodiest Battle: An Iraqi Mother’s Story
Prior to an operation to retake Fallujah from insurgents, the U.S. military warned civilians to leave the city. But for many Fallujah residents, leaving wasn’t possible. One Iraqi family shares their story in a new FRONTLINE documentary.
May 23, 2023
WATCH: How the Federal Reserve’s Policies Affect the Developing World
“When the U.S. Federal Reserve increases interest rates, it means that these countries will be in trouble,” senior U.N. trade official Rebeca Grynspan told FRONTLINE’s James Jacoby.
May 12, 2023
Once Upon a Time in Iraq: Fallujah
The enduring story of the battle of Fallujah, told by the people who lived through it.
May 23, 2023
For Women, ‘A Very Different Afghanistan’
Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria on the end of the war in Afghanistan, and the return of harsh restrictions for women.
May 3, 2023
Amid the Taliban’s Worsening Crackdown on Journalists, News in Afghanistan Is Forced to Adapt
With news outlets facing more censorship and restrictions from the Taliban, Afghans are turning to social media and citizen journalism for information.
April 25, 2023
Humanitarian Needs in Afghanistan Deepen as Taliban Continues Ban on Women Working for NGOs, UN
FRONTLINE examines how the Taliban’s ban on women working at NGOs has affected the distribution of aid amid several humanitarian crises, how it impacts Afghan women-led households and how it could influence international fundraising.
April 25, 2023
‘I Lost My Son’ – A Deeper Look at the Chaos at Kabul Airport When U.S. Forces Left Afghanistan
Part Three of FRONTLINE’s documentary series “America and the Taliban” examines the United States’ rushed exit from Afghanistan and what it left behind.
April 25, 2023
Documenting America’s 20 Years in Afghanistan
Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria discuss “America and the Taliban” and look back on two decades of reporting in Afghanistan.
April 20, 2023
U.S. ‘Virtually Never Held Anyone Accountable’ for Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan War, Former White House Official Says
A new FRONTLINE series probes mistakes behind the U.S. failure in Afghanistan — including errant raids and other military operations that repeatedly killed Afghan civilians, and for which, according to former deputy national security adviser and retired Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, ‘we virtually never held anyone accountable.’
April 11, 2023
Remembering Marian Marzyński (1937-2023)
Read FRONTLINE founder David Fanning's message about the passing of filmmaker Marian Marzyński and his legacy.
April 6, 2023
18 Essential Documentaries on Afghanistan, the Taliban and America’s Longest War
As the new, 3-part docuseries ‘America and the Taliban’ begins, explore FRONTLINE’s collected reporting on the U.S.-led war and life in Afghanistan amid two decades of conflict.
April 4, 2023