- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 70 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 9, 2005
Crewmen detail the fiery reality of the first major salvo in Al Qaeda's war on the United States.
- Hear from the crewmen who were aboard the destroyer.
- Footage shows the stricken vessel's struggle for survival.
- See how Al Qaeda planned and carried out the operation.
The War on Terror began long before hijacked jets slammed into the World Trade Center. Almost a year before 9/11, on a quiet, sweltering morning off the coast of Yemen, a small fiberglass boat drew up beside the U.S.S. Cole and exploded. Though it was not clear at the time, a new era had begun.
THE COLE CONSPIRACY is a minute-by-minute look at the attack that killed 17 sailors, wounded more than 30, and nearly sank the destroyer. Experience the heroism of the crew of the crippled vessel as they fought to rescue crewmates from a fiery hell and prevent the Cole from sinking. And hear from experts who detail the meticulous planning and careful execution of Al Qaeda's first military strike in their war against the United States.