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Fmr WH Official: ‘We Virtually Never Held Anyone Accountable’ for Afghan Civilian Deaths

11 Apr 2023
A new FRONTLINE series probes mistakes behind the U.S. failure in Afghanistan — including errant “night raids” that repeatedly killed Afghan civilians, and for whom, according to former deputy national security adviser and retired Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, “we virtually never held anyone accountable.”

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Watch an excerpt from Part Two of “America and the Taliban,” a three-episode FRONTLINE documentary series investigating how the U.S. lost the 20-year war in Afghanistan.

Part One of "America and the Taliban" premiered April 4 and is available to watch here: Two of "America and the Taliban" premieres on April 11 and Part Three on April 25, 2023.

“America and the Taliban” is a FRONTLINE production with RAIN Media, Inc. The producers are Brian Funck, Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith. The writers and directors are Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith. The correspondent is Martin Smith. The co-producer is Scott Anger. The executive producer and editor-in-chief for FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.

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