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FRONTLINE; Truth, War and Consequences


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Truth, War and Consequences
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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FRONTLINE traces the roots of the Iraqi war back to the days immediately following September 11, when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered the creation of a special intelligence operation to quietly begin looking for evidence that would justify the war. The intelligence reports soon became a part of a continuing struggle between civilians in the Pentagon on one side and the CIA, State Department and uniformed military on the other -- a struggle that would lead to inadequate planning for the aftermath of the war, continuing violence and mounting political problems for the president.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Truth, War and Consequences,” 10/09/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C7B4020D74F4496E99DCD67D7C275107.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Truth, War and Consequences.” 10/09/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C7B4020D74F4496E99DCD67D7C275107>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Truth, War and Consequences. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C7B4020D74F4496E99DCD67D7C275107
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