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Slow Burn

In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq without provocation. Most Americans supported the war—as did most politicians and intellectuals, both liberal and conservative. Today, it’s universally considered a disaster.Hosted by award-winning reporter Noreen Malone, the fifth season of Slow Burn explores the people and ideas that propelled the country into the Iraq War, and the institutions that failed to stop it. How did the Iraq catastrophe happen? And what was it like to watch America make one of its most consequential mistakes?

In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq without provocation. Most Americans supported the war—as did most politicians and intellectuals, both liberal and conservative. Today, it’s universally considered a disaster.Hosted by award-winning reporter Noreen Malone, the fifth season of Slow Burn explores the people and ideas that propelled the country into the Iraq War, and the institutions that failed to stop it. How did the Iraq catastrophe happen? And what was it like to watch America make one of its most consequential mistakes?

Episodes: 57

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S5 Ep. 7: Judy

Duration: 51 min

S5 Ep.6: Big, if True

Duration: 44 min

S5 Extra: More on the Road to Iraq

Duration: 17 min

S5 Ep.4: Fighting Words

Duration: 48 min

S5 Ep. 3: Mushroom Clouds

Duration: 46 min

S5 Ep. 2: Terror

Duration: 48 min

S5 Ep. 1: The Exile

Duration: 53 min

Season 5 Trailer

Duration: 2 min

Introducing: I Spy

Duration: 29 min

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