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Give War A Chance (#1715)

FRONTLINE explores the bitter divide between military and civilian attitudes of when, where and why America employs military force. Correspondent Peter J. Boyer explores the gulf between what American diplomats want and what the military is prepared to deliver. Boyer traces the idealogical collision over intervention in Vietnam to Bosnia between U. S. Envoy to Bosnia Richard Holbrooke and former NATO Commander Admiral Leighton Smith. Their careers, military actions and clashes in belief represent a most vivid example of the critical divide in American foreign policy. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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