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FRONTLINE

Exclusive: David Petraeus Explains His Bold Move

  • Aired: 07/29/2014
  • 02:15
  • Rating: NR
In this excerpt from FRONTLINE’s "Losing Iraq," Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) discusses putting Sunni insurgents on the U.S. payroll in 2007 — a move he says he initiated without getting approval from the president. "Losing Iraq," U.S. television’s first big-picture look at how we arrived at the current chaos in Iraq, premieres July 29 on PBS and at pbs.org/frontline.
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Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Park Foundation and by the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund.
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