Life and Death in the War Zone

Life and Death in the War ZoneMedical personnel more accustomed to treating patients than handling weapons prepare to head to Iraq. The 21st CSH (cash), or Combat Support Hospital, sets up a full-service mobile hospital at an airbase in Balad, northwest of Baghdad.

The first patients, both American and Iraqi soldiers, are treated for battle wounds. With their own health-care system in disarray, Iraqis turn to the U.S. military for help.

Doctors dedicated to healing the sick must turn away some Iraqi patients. As her mother looks on, doctors of the 10th CSH struggle to save an injured and badly malnourished eight-year-old girl.

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  • arab american

    gee... thanks nova for deciding to use the word "sanctions" ONLY in the LAST 2 min of the show... what was glaringly missing from this is any mention that before the "war" of '91 and the sanctions thereafter, Iraq's national healthcare was the best in the arab world - that is until the country was crippled to the point where invading it was met with no effective resistance -- zero critical questions were posed as to why the Iraqi people were made to suffer and the crimes against humanity that were inflicted through these "wars" of choice

  • loli

    What a shame that this documentary is so outdated.This can not apply to the present day reality. There were no weapons of mass destruction and there has not been any chemical warfare since. Quite redundant and pathetic.

  • Kat

    Did they deployed this for Katrina?

  • Shamil

    I am just surprised at the 'guidelines' of the CSH.
    Firstly any hospital be it military or not is a humanitarian organisation that provides aid to those in need.
    Of course if there is an overflow of casualties the US casualties should be seen to first.
    However if there are spare beds in the hospital then I do not see why the hospital should treat every Iraqi that shows up at their door.
    The US has inexhaustible medical supplies, and Iraq, especially at the time did not. How are you going to win hearts and minds by turning people away.
    In the end the fact of the matter is that the US has started the war and should be ready to treat any casualties that show up at their door, be they Iraqi, US or anyone else.

  • Adam

    this hospital a cinical joke. they treated one soldier which was lifted to germany. two iraqiues with serios injuries died. and they managed to "save" who had minor injuries and didn't help those who really needed help. what kind of policicy is that ?

  • david the bear

    im glad the mus lim died. they only breed hate, should nuke them all.

  • williamkz

    This documentary has only two or three american casualties shown. One scorpion bite, another 101st airborne soldier who broke both ankles, and another. If that is what you are looking for , watch it. If not, well..

  • staszekgobi

    well teddy bear you are such a kind human being that you must be a jew.
    i used to feel bad for jews after ww2 and 9/11 but because of intellectual giants like yourself i no longer feel bad.

  • zaphodity

    Well, least yanks get free healthcare over there XD

  • zaphodity

    ...Was gonna leave some nasty comments about Americans but ya know what?...You aint worth it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Boucher/587581575 Matthew Boucher

    your an ignorant person my friend. i feel bad that you were bread to hate.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T4MNUX7OWSPETV2AQ4UD77PY4Q Me

    muslims islamists seem to breed extremests, i dont see any other groups doing terrorism. pray to mohammad

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HULJ4BUR7XXCJSOV6XRASJI7WE stardustpiece

    yeah, nuke the children a women too, all what america knows to do is that

  • http://twitter.com/RichardRoloson1 Richard Roloson

    Muslims are very peaceful people and are not responsible for breeding extremists. How about the unabomber Ted Kacsynski or all the school shooters whom aren't muslim. It's all about stealing resources in the end.

  • Ava Merlot

    Muslims may be peaceful and kind. However, you are naïve to deny there are Muslim extremists jihad comes to mind, who do plan and execute deadly bombings, killings and murder.