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FRONTLINE "Kill/Capture" on WXXI-TV | WXXI

FRONTLINE "Kill/Capture" on WXXI-TV

FRONTLINE "Kill/Capture" on WXXI-TV

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Taliban leader Khalid Amin, who now commands around 50 insurgents in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan after a U.S. Special Forces operation killed his predecessor.

Credit: Courtesy of Shoaib Sharifi for FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE conducts an in-depth investigation into United States’ unprecedented campaign of targeted killing through interviews with Gen. Petraeus, his senior commanders and Taliban foot soldiers.

Since taking over the war effort in Afghanistan, Gen. Petraeus has raised the campaign against the Taliban to a new intensity, nearly doubling the number of air attacks and unleashing Special Forces to kill or capture thousands of militants. In Pakistan, the CIA has killed hundreds of militants with drone attacks. Now, as President Obama promises a July deadline for reducing troops, is the strategy working? Through interviews with Gen. Petraeus, his senior commanders and Taliban foot soldiers, FRONTLINE producers Dan Edge (“The Wounded Platoon”) and Stephen Grey (“Extraordinary Rendition”) carry out an in-depth investigation into the United States’ unprecedented campaign of targeted killing. FRONTLINE "Kill/Capture", airing Tuesday, May 10 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011), also enters the lawless border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan — making contact with defiant Taliban militia leaders and meeting with the U.S. Special Forces who are targeting them. After almost 10 years of war, this film asks, “Can the U.S. get out of Afghanistan?”