Afghanistan – War Without End – Some time after sunset a group gathered round a TV in Kandahar, Afghanistan. According to the CIA, the viewers included Osama Bin Laden and the date was 11 September 2001. They witnessed live the unfolding horror in Manhattan.
This terrorist attack launched a conflict in Afghanistan that has lasted almost a decade. With testimony from some of the key players from Britain, America and Afghanistan, John Ware presents the inside story of the past 10 years. It’s a story of missed opportunities and own goals, which converted an invasion strategy designed to avoid ground troops into a pitched battle featuring 150,000 foreign soldiers and 35,000 insurgents.
Getting our troops out is now a government priority – but where will that leave the Afghans who, after 25 years of turmoil, still dream of peace?
Producer: BBC Productions
TX: Summer / Autumn 2011