Season 31, Episode 18 Battle Plan Under Fire
First Aired: May 4, 2004
A report (produced with the New York Times) on how military technology was tested during the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the occupation that followed. Included: the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's survey of Iraq; the Stryker Brigade, a lightly armored troop carrier with sophisticated communication and GPS equipment; the Pentagon's Combating Terrorism Technology Task Force; and Millennium Challenge 2002, a war-game simulation of the invasion.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
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- Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)