Battleground Afghanistan (2013): S01E05 – Homeward Bound

Introduction Follow the men of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, as they bravely fight Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Outline Series 01, Episode 05 On their last mission before their scheduled return home, Golf Company face one last hurdle while raiding a narcotics processing site: they are separated, and under fire. Battleground Afghanistan Series A… Read More

Battleground Afghanistan (2013): S01E04 – Trapped by the Taliban

Introduction Follow the men of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, as they bravely fight Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Outline Series 01, Episode 04 14 days into Golf Company’s mission, Captain Middendorf has a bead on a Taliban command and control centre. And with Taliban forces reeling under his Company’s attack, he hopes to land… Read More

Battleground Afghanistan (2013): S01E03 – Fighting Ghosts

Introduction Follow the men of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, as they bravely fight Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Outline Series 01, Episode 03 Golf Company continues their relentless surge, encountering civilians for the first time, and hunting for the enemy’s command centre. Battleground Afghanistan Series A full index of Battleground Afghanistan can be found… Read More

Battleground Afghanistan (2013): S01E02 – Booby Traps & Poppy Fields

Introduction Follow the men of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, as they bravely fight Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Outline Series 01, Episode 02 Golf Company must reach and clear a drug baron’s compound, and under constant fire they have an even grimmer threat looming in the back of their minds: improvised explosive devices (IED’s).… Read More

Battleground Afghanistan (2013): S01E01 – First Contact

Introduction Follow the men of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, as they bravely fight Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Outline Series 01, Episode 01 Captain Ben Middendorf and the men of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, enter the most dangerous place in Afghanistan with two objectives: disrupt and destroy the Taliban, without losing a… Read More

Battleground Afghanistan Overview (2013)

Introduction Follow the men of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, as they bravely fight Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Outline National Geographic looks inside the latest chapter of the Afghan Conflict as seen by the American Marines in Afghanistan. Captain Ben Middendorf and his men take the fight directly to the Taliban with a mission… Read More

US Marines: In The War on Terror 1991-2009 (2011): S01E12 – Dogs at the Gate

Introduction When Iraq refused to leave Kuwait following the 1990 invasion, Operation Desert Storm began. During the operation, Marines accomplished a wide range of missions: From the air, Marine pilots used fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft to destroy Iraq’s air and naval forces, anti-air defenses and ballistic missile launchers. Following the terrorist attacks of 11 September… Read More

US Marines: In The War on Terror 1991-2009 (2011): S01E11 – Charge

Introduction When Iraq refused to leave Kuwait following the 1990 invasion, Operation Desert Storm began. During the operation, Marines accomplished a wide range of missions: From the air, Marine pilots used fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft to destroy Iraq’s air and naval forces, anti-air defenses and ballistic missile launchers. Following the terrorist attacks of 11 September… Read More

US Marines: In The War on Terror 1991-2009 (2011): S01E10 – Build Up

Introduction When Iraq refused to leave Kuwait following the 1990 invasion, Operation Desert Storm began. During the operation, Marines accomplished a wide range of missions: From the air, Marine pilots used fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft to destroy Iraq’s air and naval forces, anti-air defenses and ballistic missile launchers. Following the terrorist attacks of 11 September… Read More