We give up part of our morality to go to war. It allows us to survive. It allows us to kill.
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The Wounded Platoon

An 18-month investigation into a string of murders committed by a platoon of US infantrymen in Iraq, and on US soil.

Since the Iraq War began, 17 US soldiers based at Fort Carson, Colorado, have been charged or convicted in 14 murders, manslaughters and attempted murders. Many of these crimes involved men who had served in the same battalion in Iraq, and three of them came from a single platoon. 

The Wounded Platoon tells the dark tale of the modern-day 'Band of Brothers', and how the war followed them home. It is a story of heroism, grief, combat, drugs, alcohol and brutal murder, and a shocking portrait of what multiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation of American soldiers.

Winner Peabody Award 2010
Winner RTS Journalism Award 2010 
Nominated for Emmy, Outstanding Coverage of a News Story – Long Form 

Directed, Produced and Filmed by Dan Edge

Produced by Christopher Buchanan

Edited by Alex Archer

Executive Producer for the BBC: Lucy Hetherington

Series Senior Producer for FRONTLINE: Raney Aronson-Rath

Executive Producer for FRONTLINE: David Fanning

Production Managed by Belinda Morrison


2010, Mongoose Pictures for FRONTLINE PBS and the BBC