Rumsfeld's War (#2302)
With the United States Army deployed in a dozen hotspots around the world--on constant alert in Afghanistan and taking casualties almost every day in Iraq--some current and former officers now say the army is on the verge of being broken. The man responsible, according to those officers, is a secretary of defense who came into the Pentagon determined to transform the shape of the military. In "Rumsfeld's War, Frontline and the Washington Post join forces for the first time to investigate Donald Rumsfeld's contentious battle with the Pentagon bureaucracy to assert civilian control of the military and remake the way America fights. [86 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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