Oct 28, 2008
"For abject gloominess, it would be hard to top “The War Briefing,” Frontline's deeply reported look at the war in Afghanistan and the insurgency targeting Pakistan," writes Tony Perry in a Los Angeles Times review. The doc "finds nothing but bad news for the U.S. and NATO effort -- not enough Western troops, weak central governments in Kabul and Islamabad, and an enemy funded by heroin profits and increasing in size and lethality. ... The major thesis is not new -- that the U.S. didn't follow through after the quick knockdown of the Taliban following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But Frontline has the facts and the on-the-ground feeling to make it stick."
Posted by Katy June-Friesen at 10:11 AM