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ISIS in Afghanistan In the wake of the attacks on Paris, FRONTLINE investigates the troubling emergence of ISIS in Afghanistan, and how they say they're getting children to join the jihad.


The Rise of ISISDec. 8, 2015 / 53:41
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. Watch Now »
ISIS in AfghanistanNov. 17, 2015 / 35:52ISIS is on the rise in Afghanistan -- and they say they're getting young kids to join the jihad. Watch Now »
The Taliban HuntersNov. 17, 2015 / 20:49Inside a counter-terrorism unit in Pakistan that's dedicated to tracking down Taliban suspects.Watch Now »
Gunned Down: The Power of the NRANov. 10, 2015 / 54:10
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE investigates the politics and the power of the NRA.Watch Now »
Terror in Little SaigonNov. 3, 2015 / 54:15FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the unsolved murders of a series of Vietnamese-American journalists, uncovering a trail that leads from American cities to jungles in Southeast Asia.Watch Now »
Inside Assad's SyriaOct. 27, 2015 / 54:16For weeks, the world's eyes have been fixed on the tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria for Europe. But what is life like for those left behind? Watch Now »
Immigration BattleOct. 20, 2015 / 1:54:16A special two-hour presentation from FRONTLINE and INDEPENDENT LENS explores why it's been so hard for Washington to fix the country's broken immigration system.Watch Now »
My Brother's Bomber (Part Three)Oct. 13, 2015 / 55:15Ken Dornstein sets out to find those responsible for blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie -- a terrorist act that killed 270 people, including his brother David. A three-part series.Watch Now »
My Brother's Bomber (Part Two)Oct. 6, 2015 / 55:15Ken Dornstein sets out to find those responsible for blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie -- a terrorist act that killed 270 people, including his brother David. A three-part series.Watch Now »
My Brother's Bomber (Part One)Sep. 29, 2015 / 55:15Ken Dornstein sets out to find those responsible for blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie -- a terrorist act that killed 270 people, including his brother David. A three-part series.Watch Now »
Putin's WaySep. 1, 2015 / 53:41
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia. Watch Now »
The Trouble with ChickenAug. 25, 2015 / 53:46
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our poultry, and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Watch Now »
The Retirement GambleAug. 18, 2015 / 53:37
Encore PresentationWill your IRA or 401K accounts ensure a safe retirement?Watch Now »
Gunned Down: The Power of the NRAAug. 4, 2015 / 54:10
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE investigates the politics and the power of the NRA.Watch Now »
Drug Lord: The Legend of ShortyJul. 21, 2015 / 1:23:10Two filmmakers set out to interview El Chapo Guzmán, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels. Watch Now »
Escaping ISISJul. 14, 2015 / 54:11Using undercover footage, FRONTLINE presents the gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS -- and follows an underground network that's helping them escape.Watch Now »
Hunting the Nightmare BacteriaJul. 7, 2015 / 53:41
Encore PresentationFRONTLINE investigates the rise of deadly drug-resistant bacteria. Watch Now »
Growing Up TransJun. 30, 2015 / 1:24:12An intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.Watch Now »
Rape on the Night ShiftJun. 23, 2015 / 53:41A joint investigation into the sexual abuse of immigrant women in the janitorial industry.Watch Now »
Solitary NationJun. 16, 2015 / 53:40
Encore PresentationWith unprecedented access, FRONTLINE shows you what it's really like for prisoners who are serving time in solitary confinement.Watch Now »


Foreign Affairs / Defense
In Fight Against ISIS, a Lose-Lose Scenario Poses Challenge for West

Western powers are in a bind, analysts say, as ISIS is likely to continue pursuing attacks abroad in retaliation to the loss of territory in Iraq and Syria. Read more

Afghanistan / Pakistan
ISIS is in Afghanistan, But Who Are They Really?

It appears ISIS-allied fighters are gaining a foothold in Afghanistan, but just how similar are they to the group's branches in Iraq and Syria? Read more

Afghanistan / Pakistan
“The Most Risky … Job Ever.” Reporting on “ISIS in Afghanistan”

Najibullah Quraishi has covered the war in Afghanistan for more than a decade, but embedding with ISIS fighters who've recently emerged there "was the most risky and dangerous job ever I've done in my life," he says. Read more

After Paris Attacks, CIA Head Reignites Surveillance Debate

Just days after the attack in Paris, America’s top intelligence official suggested that recent leaks about classified surveillance programs were partially responsible. Read more

Afghanistan / Pakistan
WATCH: A Conversation With Teens in Training as ISIS Suicide Bombers

As ISIS expands its reach into Afghanistan, it is training children and teenagers to become the next generation of jihadis. Read more

Is It Too Late for Obama On Immigration Reform?

Unless the Supreme Court acts fast, the window might be closed for President Obama on immigration reform. Read more

Attorney General Orders FanDuel, DraftKings, Out of New York

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a cease-and-desist order to the nation’s two largest daily fantasy sports companies, saying that the betting that takes place on their sites breaks New York's online gambling laws. Read more

Foreign Affairs / Defense
A Campaign of Disappearances in Syria Leaves Thousands Missing

At least 65,116 individuals have been "forcibly disappeared" by the Syrian government, according to a new report by Amnesty International. Read more

Iraq / War on Terror
America, Iraq and the Legacy of Ahmad Chalabi

Ahmad Chalabi helped lead the U.S. into war in Iraq, but if he ever had regrets about his role in the invasion, and the years of violence it unleashed, "he never voiced them to me," writes FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith. Read more

Criminal Justice
Terror in Little Saigon

From 1981 to 1990, five Vietnamese-American journalists were killed in what some suspected was a string of political assassinations. Why did the murders go unsolved? Read more

Inside the Making of “Terror in Little Saigon”

A.C. Thompson and Richard Rowley’s search for answers into the killings of five Vietnamese-American journalists took them from cities like Houston and San Francisco, to the jungles of Southeast Asia, to the corridors of power in Washington. Read more

Afghanistan / Pakistan
ISIS in Afghanistan: School of Jihad

The emergence of ISIS in Afghanistan has introduced a new level of brutality to the conflict, beyond what has been practiced by the Taliban. Read more

Coming in November on FRONTLINE

This November, explore an unsolved string of murders from the past, and the dangerous new rise of ISIS in Afghanistan. Read more

Foreign Affairs / Defense

The Lockerbie bombing left only fragments of David Dornstein's life behind, but their discovery gave his brother a new purpose -- to gather what went missing, preserve what was left, and work to make sense of it all. That story is told in this special interactive presentation. Read more

17 Indicted in Bust of $32 Million Online Gambling Ring

The online gambling ring allegedly used an offshore website to help book $32 million in illegal sports wagers placed by more than 2,000 bettors in the United States. Read more

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