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Title Cutting Edge: Kill/Capture / Director: Edge, Dan
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (51 min. 22 sec.) ; 310125520 bytes
Summary Since taking over the war effort in Afghanistan, General Petraeus has raised the campaign against the Taliban to a new intensity, nearly doubling the number of air attacks and unleashing Special Forces to kill or capture thousands of militants. In Pakistan, the CIA has killed hundreds of militants with drone attacks. Now as President Obama promises a July deadline for reducing troops, this Frontline documentary examines whether the strategy is working. Through interviews with General Petraeus, his senior commanders, and Taliban foot-soldiers, it carries out an in-depth investigation into the United States' unprecedented campaign of targeted killing.The program also enters the lawless border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan - making contact with defiant Taliban militia leaders and meeting with the US Special Forces who are targeting them. After almost ten years of war, the film questions whether the US can get out of Afghanistan. (From the US, in English, Dari, Farsi and Pashto, English subtitles) (Documentary) CC
Event Broadcast 2011-06-05 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Counterinsurgency.
Military campaigns.
Taliban members.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
United States. Army. Special Forces.
Form Streaming video
Author Amin, Khalid, contributor
Aziz, Abdul, contributor
Clarke, Kate, contributor
Daudzai, Mohammad, contributor
Divinski, Philip, contributor
Edge, Dan, director
Erickson, Gavin, contributor
Filkins, Dexter, contributor
Gates, Robert, contributor
Grey, Stephen, reporter
Hoh, Matthew, contributor
Jamil, Shahzad, contributor
Nagl, John, contributor
Nicholson, John, contributor
Obama, Barack, contributor
Petraeus, David, contributor
Semple, Michael, contributor
Smith, Martin, reporter
Yunus, Mullah, contributor