It’s a conflict that’s defined a quarter century of global disorder. But how much of it needed to happen?
In response to the 9-11 attacks, the United States – with the help of a Western coalition – rushed into war with Iraq to combat what it stated was the country’s growing cache of nuclear weapons.
With a global community largely torn, a press corps at times deemed complicit, and public opinion shifting from support to condemnation of the invasion, the war that seemed inevitable from the start has not yet ended. With trillions of dollars having been spent, hundreds of thousands of lives having been lost, and the birth of the Islamic State as one of its most marked results, this is a war that has delivered more questions than answers.
Iraq: War Continued tells the story of a country, a conflict, and the upending of global order, from the perspective of those who fought in the war, those who covered the war, and those who were – and perhaps continue to be - its victims.