- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 16, 2005
Follow CIA operatives from Islamabad to Afghanistan as they fight the Cold War’s final battle.
- Gripping profiles of courage in the most difficult circumstances.
- Each episode presents the detailed story of an extraordinary encounter.
- Did the last warriors if the Cold War set the stage for Al-Qaeda?
From Delta Force Operators to CIA Field Officers, SWAT teams to Navy SEALs, HEROES UNDER FIRE recounts the stories of those who distinguish themselves above all others in perilous situations of combat, rescue missions, covert assignments, drug wars, and hostile intelligence operations.
When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, one of his top priorities was to do something about the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. The solution was to send CIA operatives into the occupied nation to train resistance fighters.
HEROES UNDER FIRE revisits the secret operation, which was based out of the CIA’s field office in Islamabad, Pakistan. Discover how Milt Bearden and his team of CIA officers gradually built a network to funnel arms and cash into Afghanistan and train the rebels to fight.