Dan Rather Reports

Season 6 Episode 29

What Really Happened At Bari Alai

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 13, 2011 on HDNet
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What Really Happened At Bari Alai
(9/13/2011) In May of 2009, Bari Alai, a remote outpost manned jointly by coalition soldiers and Afghan National Army forces, was overrun when it came under fire from the Taliban. Five coalition soldiers died protecting the post and 12 of their Afghan comrades surrendered to the Taliban and were taken prisoner. But were they truly prisoners or Taliban collaborators? Our 6-month investigation features never-seen-before footage of the deadly raid and looks at how much intelligence the Taliban insurgents received from inside the post. Also, training Afghans to protect their own country has become a multi-billion dollar mission of the United States military. But is the training working and will the Afghans fight? We meet Lieutenant General William Caldwell, the American general in charge of training Afghan troops.moreless

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