Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Baker Boys: Inside the Surge

I'd never heard of this show before I stumbled across it tonight on HDNet. It's a four-part documentary series (tonight was apparently part two) that follows Bravo Company of Task Force 1-15, part of the 3rd HBCT of the 3rd Infantry Division during OIF V. The show is made up of one-on-one interviews with the troops spliced in amongst footage of the company performing counterinsurgency operations. The series was filmed and narrated by war correspondent Jon Steele (who, incidentally, has written a book called War Junkie: One Man's Addiction to the Worst Places on Earth).

Anyone else seen this? I thought the show was quite well done, if perhaps a little overly focused on how much all the E-4s would rather be killing people than handing out toothbrushes. It certainly had enough of a hook to make me program the TiVo for next week. If you've seen the show, let me know what you think.

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