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The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the group has announced their intention to reestablish the caliphate and declared their leader, the shadowy Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the caliph.

Journalist John Ware explores the last decade of fighting in the war with Afghanistan which began in 2001. He asks some important questions as to when the war may end.

Ground War explores the transformative technological advances that have defined battlefield combat through the ages. From the gladius to the AK-47, from the chariot to the tank, from the trebuchet to the howitzer, and from the battle ramp to the star fort, the series follows the fascinating punch and counterpunch of battle tactics and new technologies.

Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain (Light Infantry) Division, march into the Magrath Sports Complex in Fort Drum, N.Y., on July 8, 2014 after a nine-month deployment. The 3BCT deployed to Afghanistan as a security force advice assist brigade in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Source: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1437724/spartan-soldiers-celebrate-their-safe-return#.U-O7a_ldVGs

The Korean War was a war of firsts: The first jet war; the first war where it was not possible to unleash full power, politically or militarily, and the first battlefield of the Cold War. Lasting three years, it took more than 2,000,000 military and civilian lives in its bloody wake. Setting all the rules for East/West conflict during the nuclear age brought an unknowing world closer to an all-out atomic war than has ever been told.

An unrelenting account of frontline battle by U.S. Marines during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Severe Clear is a uniquely intimate, extreme, often horrific portrait of war. This gritty film is like no other, capturing the chaos and complexity of war, personifying the fear, turmoil, moral conundrum, heart-pounding reality and sheer adrenaline rush of combat.

The British Commander on the ground admits that the war against the Taliban cannot be won by force alone in this eye-opening assessment of our progress in the Afghanistan conflict. Propaganda footage of suicide bombings, roadside explosions and equipment seized from British troops shows how the Taliban’s tactics have changed.

The program featured dramatic footage of the most intense battles involving the British Army for fifty years, and as casualties mounted, the documentary questioned the cost of the fighting in the context of this personal account of a small band of dedicated men, and the human price they paid between them.

The Genius of Design examines the Second World War through the prism of the rival war machines designed and built in Germany, Britain, the USSR and the USA, with each casting a fascinating sidelight on the ideological priorities of the nations and regimes which produced them.

The Battle History of the USMC series presents a personal, unforgettable account of the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, Korean War, and in the Pacific Theater during WWII . Featuring exclusive veteran accounts, dramatic archival footage, and expert commentary, this series puts you in the field to experience the war through the eyes and words of the Marines who were there: the Marines who put their lives on the line for their country, and for the Corps.