Gaining PerspectiveStreaming Video - 2006
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. In this program, ABC News correspondent Chris Bury shows how that Arab adage sums up America's relation to Afghanistan since the Cold War. Given the calamity, U.S. support to the mujahideen and the subsequent abandonment of Afghanistan upon the Soviet Union's defeat are discussed by Frank Anderson, head of the CIA's Afghan task force in the 1980s; Charles Wilson, former U.S. Congressman and proponent of Afghan support; Ben Rooney, a reporter with The Telegraph who covered the Afghan/Soviet war; Tom Carew, a former British SAS soldier who helped train the Afghan army; and two veterans from both sides of the Afghan/Soviet war.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2001
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (42 min.) :,sd., col., digital
Alternative Title: Gaining perspective