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Greenlit: Afghanistan – War Without End, BBC2

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?

Channel: BBC2

Producer: BBC Productions

TX: Summer / Autumn 2011

Source: BBC

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