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FRONTLINE; Future of War, The


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Future of War, The
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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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The U.S. Army is experiencing an identity crisis brought on by the end of the Cold War. As it heads into the 21st century, the nation's largest service is struggling to keep pace with new technology and new enemies. Faced with increasing global tasks, the army must choose its course wisely, as the outcome of wars fought decades from now are being decided today. FRONTLINE examines the internal debate waging inside the nation's largest service to ask how we will pay for the new weapons and force needed to fight the next war.

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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Future of War, The,” 10/20/2000, GBH Archives, accessed April 13, 2021,
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