American War Generals (1 x 120′) – Vietnam. The Cold War. Desert Storm. The Iraq War. The Afghan War. This special brings together 10 active and retired U.S. Army generals for, a first-of-its-kind look back at a half century of America’s military battles told by the men that led them.
· Gen. Colin Powell (military service: 1958-1993)
· Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (military service: 1976-2010)
· Gen. David Petraeus (military service: 1974-2011)
· Gen. Wesley Clark (military service: 1966-2000)
· Gen. Jack Keane (military service: 1966-2003)
· Gen. George William Casey (military service: 1970-2011)
· Gen. Barry McCaffery (military service: 1964-1996)
· Gen. Raymond Odierno (military service: 1976-present)
· Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry (military service: 1973-2007)
· Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (military service: 1981-present)
· Maj. Gen. Herbert R. McMaster (military service: 1984-present)
American War Generals reveals many never-before-heard stories and opinions from the legendary leaders of the modern U.S. Army. Their accounts will take us through the big changes that have transformed the U.S. military from the first troops to enter Vietnam to the last combat troops to exit Afghanistan, explaining the critical personal experiences that shaped their lives and the way they approached modern warfare. Some of what they reveal may be surprising.
Revelations divulged in the special: How did the Vietnam War, both at home and on the battlefield, shape Gen. Powell’s approach to Operation Desert Storm? Why did Gen. Petraeus believe that his controversial counterinsurgency “surge” strategy in Iraq would work? What does Gen. McChrystal say about the Rolling Stone interview that led to his resignation from the Army?
Though the politics of war often generate heated debate, the bravery of the men these generals lead on the front lines has never been more apparent.
Channel: National Geographic Channel
Producer: Towers Productions
TX: 14th September 2014