Chain of Command (Nat Geo) – Premieres 15th January
A documentary filmed over the course of 2016 and 2017 that looks into chain of command within the US military, going from the captain on the frontline and all the way up to the President. While showing how conflicts are managed and waged through the specific levels of command.
In the programme it focuses on the operations in Iraq where the military are working with local forces to liberate Mosel from ISIS control, and showing how the joint forces mobilise troops and arrange strategic strikes. As well as showing the Pentagon think tank that devises the long term planning of the operation after the conflict is drawn up to help the rebuilding and stabilisation of the area.
Along with these aspects, the programme shows the footage of the forces on the ground, news reports and the ISIS propaganda being released during that time. As well has having interviews with those in the command chain who break down the targets and how they are formulated.
As documentaries go it does what you expect and goes into detail with the subject matter. It’s a decent enough watch.