Tag archives for War

Trouble in Charkh

These are the stories that are often left untold – of a man’s life in Afghanistan, fighting for an entire country’s freedom. A small convoy of an Army and a Marines Special Forces team is ambushed in an attempted to take over a dangerous Taliban territory, Charkh. They were tasked with checking on the local…

First-Person Soldier Footage Brings Combat to Life in New Series Eyewitness War

War stories have been told since the beginning… But never like this. Eyewitness War takes you right onto the battlefield through footage shot by the men and women on the front lines, themselves. This footage, combined with their interviews about their experiences, tells the story of war from the point of view of the people fighting…

Q&A With Corporal Brandon Unis of
Battleground Afghanistan

Battleground Afghanistan looks inside the latest chapter of the Afghan conflict as seen by American Marines on the frontlines of the war. One of the men featured on this new series, Cpl Brandon Unis, enlisted in the Marine Corps on his 18th birthday. He joined for many different reasons including: 1) A realization after 9/11…

A New Season of Locked Up Abroad Returns Tonight With John McCain and Ernie Brace

As the longest Civilian POW in Vietnam history, Ernie Brace likely endured more than any other POW during the war. Held for almost eight years — from May 1965 to March 1973 — he faced capture, starvation, sickness, torture, solitude, desperation and more. Call him resilient and impressive. A survivor and true American hero. So says Sen.…

Inside Combat Rescue Cast and Crew Discuss the Impact of the Series

“War is hell, but that’s not the half of it, because war is also mystery and terror and adventure and courage and discovery and holiness and pity and despair and longing and love. War is nasty; war is fun. War is thrilling; war is drudgery. War makes you a man; war makes you dead.” –…

Inside Combat Rescue: Coming Home

With only weeks left in their deployment, the PJs look toward home. Matt longs to see his wife who is due to give birth to their daughter soon after his deployment is over. The unit’s longest serving PJ, Duane, as always, promised his wife that he would come back to his family. But when the…

Inside Combat Rescue: Fog of War

Fresh out of the PJ schoolhouse, first-time deployers Chris and Lucas move from the beach to the battlefield when they are thrust into the war in Afghanistan with no experience in real combat. Friends since medical school, the two PJs will be the primary medics on the a.m. shift, responsible for saving the lives of…

Inside Combat Rescue: In the Crossfire

Justin and Thomas both know how important it is to keep their emotions in check when someone’s life is in their hands. It is a battle they all fight on every mission. In this episode, three missions will test their mettle like never before. Taliban attacks against soldiers and civilians rise during the summer, the…

Inside Combat Rescue: Into the Fire

First Lieutenant Jeff is fresh out of the rigorous training program to become a Combat Rescue Officer and eager to take on the worst missions Afghanistan can throw at him. But he finds himself wanting during a lull in missions for his shift. The slow period brings a unique feeling to the team; the PJs…

Explorer: Inside the Green Berets

On a remote outpost in south central Afghanistan, a fire base called COBRA brought together 23 Americans that stood in the breach between the rule of law and the rule of terror. They are the U.S. Special Forces. Often referred to as “the thinking man’s ninja”, they navigate an unforgiving landscape and are never certain…