United States -- Foreign relations -- Iraq  

The Fifth Estate Kurds: The Forgotten People

This program traces U.S. involvement in the plight of the Kurds in Iraq. Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world that don’t have their own country. The government of Saddam Hussein tried to exterminate Kurd settlements in northern Iraq in the late 1980s with deadly showers of cyanide and mustard gases. That’s when American officials grew concerned about ...
  • 2002
  • 00:26:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2003 The U.S. vs. Iraq: Testing a New Doctrine

Motivated by the tragedy of September 11, the U.S. has recently announced a historic policy change. The Bush Doctrine proclaims that the U.S. will pre-emptively and — if necessary — unilaterally attack with overpowering force any nation posing a threat to it. Since the fall of 2002 the U.S. has been making the case that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq poses just ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2003

News in Review - November 2002 The U.S. Offensive Against Iraq

U.S. President George W. Bush is intent on toppling the regime in Iraq. In a months-long campaign he has challenged the rest of the world to join the United States in destroying the Iraqi government, vowing to do it alone if necessary. Bush claims that the Iraqis pose a threat to the world with the possible use of nuclear weapons ...
  • 2002
  • 00:13:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2002

News in Review - February 1999 Desert Fox: Degrading Saddam Hussein?

Despite Saddam Hussein’s defeat in the 1990 Persian Gulf War, the continuing international economic sanctions, and the recent 70-hour air attack by the United States and Britain, Iraq’s dictator still hangs on to power. At the same time, his chief international opponent, U.S. President Bill Clinton, faces a different attack on his own power base. For news watchers, it has ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1999