In this excerpt from FRONTLINE’s “Losing Iraq,” Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) discusses putting Sunni insurgents on the U.S. payroll in 2007 — a move he says he initiated without getting approval from the president.
FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq: What went wrong? How did we get here? And what happens now?
Losing Iraq, a special 90-minute report on the war we left behind.