obama's war
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Alessandra Stanley, The New York Times

... Obama’s War gives viewers a glimpse of what trying to defeat the Taliban -- again -- really entails. … A focused look at a dismally complex and intractable conflict. …

Hank Stuever, The Washington Post

... It is a frank and even fatalistic primer. … You'll be exactly up to speed on the issues when Obama’s War is over, and thoroughly filled with dread about what happens now.

Joanna Weiss, The Boston Globe

… With this clear-eyed and unsentimental view, Frontline invites respect for the risks and demands of foreign reporting. … More importantly, it gives us admiration -- and a great degree of sympathy -- for the Marines under fire.

Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times

Obama’s War, a top-notch report with ace correspondent Martin Smith, tries to give both sides in the debate a fair shake. …

Joanne Ostrow, The Denver Post

A strong season premiere places the viewer in the midst of the seemingly impossible task of counterinsurgency. … Some of the most jaw-dropping war footage on record.

Verne Gay, Newsday

This is a sprawling documentary that explores many issues. … [A] spectacular piece of explanatory reporting. …

Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters.com

… intelligent and unsettling …

Andrew Ryan, The Globe and Mail (Canada)

… a long-overdue primer explaining the how and why of the ongoing conflict. …

Roger Catlin, Hartford Courant

... brutal and immediate ...

posted october 13, 2009

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