- SKU: 18750592
- Release Date: 08/03/2010
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Many will recall the precipitating events of Operation Desert Storm with absolute clarity, but less commonly known is the long-term impact wrought by that conflict on military technology. When Lockheed F-117 Stealth Fighters hit the Middle Eastern skies on January 17, 1991, history turned a dark corner, slipping into a military age characterized by the most sophisticated weapons known to man. And although the war officially ended on February 28, 1991, it led to percussive effects in the years to follow - years that witnessed an explosion in weapons advancement. Divided into three chapters ('Winds of the Storm,' 'General Merrill McPeak' and 'Super Weapons,') this feature-length documentary begins with the details of the air strikes on Iraq during Desert Storm; then moves into a conversation with McPeak, retired Air Force Chief Of Staff; and finally examines the new generation of 'Super Weapons' that emerged in the decades immediately following the Gulf War. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
The Afghanistan War... and the Search for Osama Bin Laden
Billed as the most comprehensive and up-to-date chronicle of the post-9/11 "War on Terror," this 2010 documentary examines the roots of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, beginning with the Islamic Revolution of the late '70s, and moving through various pivotal Middle Eastern events that led up to the September 11th attacks, the rise of the Taliban armies in Afghanistan, and America's decision to wage war against Al-Qaeda. The war itself emerges onscreen via archival footage of ground operations and air strikes, the now legendary battles in Kandahar and Marja, and much more -- all of which helped further the U.S. goal of liberating the Afghan people from Al-Qaeda and helping to capture terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi