Behind Enemy Lines: more revealing than a thousand Afghan conferences Author: Jonathan Miller|Posted: 8:59 pm on 28/01/10 Category: World News Blog | Tags: Afghanistan/ al-Qaida/ Taliban On a pinboard in the Pentagon in the summer of 2004, as insurgency in Iraq took a turn for the worse, they put up a flier advertising a special screening of Gillo Pontecorvoâs 1966 classic film The Battle of Algiers. It depicts the ruthless tactics employed by French colonial paratroopers and nationalist guerrillas in the Kasbah of Algiers â the Fallujah of its day. The film was promoted as a âwatch and learnâ experience for all would-be counter-insurgency strategy strategists. Now Nato in Afghanistan has a rather more up-to-date âwatch and learnâ experience coming soon. Next Monday night, Channel 4âs Dispatches programme will be screening âBehind Enemy Linesâ in which award-winning Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi spends ten days with a group of fanatical jihadi fighters â some of them Talibs, others belonging to the Hezb-i-Islami faction, others foreigners belonging to al-Qaida. More http://blogs.channel4.com/snowblog/2010/01/28/behind-enemy-lines-more-revealing-than-a-thousand-afghan-conferences/?