Obama's War

Obama's War

SBS2  |  June 1, 2011

Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander, and armed with a counter-insurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. But can US forces succeed in a land long known as the 'graveyard of empires'? Journalist Martin Smith travels across Afghanistan and Pakistan to see first-hand how the president's new strategy is taking shape.

Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander, and armed with a counter-insurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. But can US forces succeed in a land long known as the 'graveyard of empires'? Journalist Martin Smith travels across Afghanistan and Pakistan to see first-hand how the president's new strategy is taking shape.

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