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Why did MacArthur and naval officer Lt. Eugene Clark devise an amphibious assault against North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung, and what did it achieve?

Episodes

Episode 1

Hitler's False Flag

How did fabricated reports of Polish soldiers invading Germany allow Hitler to move across the German-Polish border, and why did this provoke World War II?

Episode 2

MacArthur's Great Gamble

Why did MacArthur and naval officer Lt. Eugene Clark devise an amphibious assault against North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung, and what did it achieve?

Episode 3

Castro's Revolution

How did Cuban rebel leader Fidel Castro inspire a revolution against the dictator Fulgencio Batista, and why did his campaign provoke all-out war?

Episode 4

Saddam vs The Ayatollah

Why did Saddam Hussein invade Iran in 1980; and how did his miscalculation provoke a long war with the Ayatollah Khomeini that would cost a million lives?

Episode 5

Thatcher's War

What drove the Argentinian military junta to invade the Falklands in 1982, and why did Margaret Thatcher gamble on a risky counterattack to protect the territory?

Episode 6

Taking Down Noriega

In 1989, the US military invades Panama to remove former ally Noriega. But will they achieve their mission to neutralise the army and capture the dictator?