A harrowing look at the frontlines of eastern Afghanistan as a U.S. army platoon battles the Taliban
ABCâ€™s Nightline team embedded with the armyâ€™s Second Platoon, 173rd Airborne in the Korengal Valley of eastern Afghanistan over a six-month period in 2007. They captured the daily physical and emotional struggles of the platoon in their terrifying fight with the Taliban and Al Qaeda. In this dramatic and prescient story, reporter Sebastian Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington shared the danger when they were given unprecedented access to the ongoing ground war. At a time when the rise in violence in Afghanistan was seldom covered, viewers follow a major ground operation from the frontlines that resulted in the deaths of three Americans and the wounding of six others. Partnering with ABC News Correspondent Brian Ross and Vanity Fair magazine, this is combat reporting at its best.
Sebastian Junger, reporter; Tim Hetherington, photographer; Brian Ross, correspondent; Steven R. Baker, Madeleine J. Sauer, producers; Anna Schecter, associate producer; Karen Brenner, editor; Rhonda Schwartz, senior investigative producer; David. W. Scott, senior producer; James Goldston, executive producer; Kerry Smith, senior vice president; David Westin, president
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