Friday, September 02, 2011

Day of Destruction, Decade of War

Greatly enhancing, ten a hundred fold, the already grown hatreds for the policies of the previous decades, creating more who seek blowback from the terror, death and destruction waged on them and their neighbors, walking away from not only the main mission after 9/11 but also once again the promises of help in rebuilding a long devastated society and country, turning it instead into the quagmire of death and destruction ten years later and still waged!!

Part 1 A military deployed

Sept. 1 2011: NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel looks at the extent to which the U.S. military was deployed into combat in Iraq and Afghanistan in response to the attacks on 9/11.


Part 2 The costs of war

NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel examines the costs of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, both in terms of money and human loss, and how those costs have been justified.


Part 3 The new terror threat obsession

Rachel Maddow reviews the concern about the threat of further terrorism following the attacks on 9/11 and how those concerns were represented in both real and imagined terror attempts and the national fear that painted everything as a terror target.


Part 4 Fears of an enemy among us

Rachel Maddow looks at how elevated fear about terrorism in the years following 9/11 led to intrusive security measures, the Patriot Act, and America spying on Americans.


Part 5 Preaching fear

NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel profiles the rise of the "terrorism expert" following the attacks of 9/11, and the fervent interest in anti-terror tactics among local police in the U.S.


Part 6 Al Qaeda recruits against U.S. resentment

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel looks at how al Qaeda is able to use resentment of the United States, particularly its aggressive response to 9/11, as a recruitment tool.


Part 7 Al Qaeda as a global brand

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel investigates the importance of winning hearts and minds in the Middle East to keep America safe, particularly as al Qaeda becomes more of a brand, capable of recruiting even Americans to its cause.


Part 8 War as for-profit business

Rachel Maddow examines the multi-national corporations granted massive contracts under dubious terms to run an increasing amount of U.S. military operations, and the interwoven, conflicting interests of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the industry.


Part 9 US military increasingly privatized

Rachel Maddow exposes the lack of transparency and accountability as private, corporate contractors take on a greater responsibility for U.S. military endeavors.


Part 10 Torture and abuse become American weapons

Rachel Maddow reports on how America's rules for prisoners of war as untrained soldiers were put in charge of prisoners and torture gained a new acceptability in the decade following 9/11.


Part 11 US adopts the tactics of its enemies

Rachel Maddow examines how torture and "enhanced interrogation" techniques that were formerly the sole domain of America's enemies have become sanctioned practice by the U.S. military.


Part 12 NYPD as international anti-terror force

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel reports on the remarkable extent to which the New York City Police Department has incorporated anti-terror tactics and technology to keep New York City safe.


Part 13 NYPD keeps watchful eye on city's streets

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel takes a closer look at the powerful and elaborate surveillance system the NYPD has set up to monitor the city for threats of terrorism.


Part 14 Loose nukes a threat of global scale

Rachel Maddow shows the danger of loose nuclear material on the international black market and al Qaeda's ambitions to acquire a nuclear bomb, or at least a dirty bomb.


Part 15 US races to prevent nuclear terror

Rachel Maddow reports on the efforts by the United States to secure loose nuclear material around the world before it falls into the hands of terrorists or malevolent rogue states.


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