Published January 13, 2015
Sun., Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. ET
Hosted by Oliver North
Come along as “War Stories with Oliver North” returns to Iraq for the 7th time since Operation Iraqi Freedom began. Oliver North and the team go inside the last minute negotiations and behind-the-scenes deal-making in Al-Anbar province just before the December 15th election. Al-Anbar, a Sunni- dominated province and one of Iraq’s most violent areas, refused to vote in the last preliminary elections. In the days leading up to the vote, serious questions remain unanswered: Will the Sunnis people come out and vote? Who will provide security at the polling sites? What do the terrorists have planned for election day?
We embed with 3rd Battalion/ 7th Marines and the 2nd Brigade of the 28th Infantry Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard as they move among the power players in Al-Anbar province. You’ll go day-to-day, minute-by-minute as the Al-Anbar Governor, religious and tribal leaders and Coalition Forces try to hammer out agreements to ensure a successful election.
You’ll also go inside the daily security operations of US and Iraqi forces as the election nears – searching for terrorists, IEDs, and weapons caches. And you learn how important the elections are for the country — the composition of the new parliament, the new political role for women, and how Sunnis hope to once again become a political player in Iraq.
Staff for this episode:
Executive Producer: Pamela K. Browne
Written and produced by: Pamela K. Browne and Gregory Johnson
Primary field camera: Mal James
Editor: Josh Parker