FRONTLINE traces how decisions by the Bush and Obama administrations contributed to ISIS bursting onto the world stage, seizing territory in Iraq more than two years after President Obama pulled U.S. troops out. (Aired 2014)
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In the 2004 documentary â€œLosing Iraqâ€, FRONTLINE filmmakers Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser explore the key political stories behind the Iraq warâ€™s defining moments: from the toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein, through the violent rise of ISIS. Drawing on one of the richest archives in broadcast journalism â€” including more than 40 reports on the war on terror â€” as well as in-depth interviews with policymakers and military leaders, FRONTLINE examines the U.S. role starting from the 2003 invasion.
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Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Park Foundation; and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation, and additional support from Koo and Patricia Yuen.