The Guardians at the Gate
Episode Three begins with Konfrontasi - a conflict between Indonesia and Malaysia which centres on fighting in the jungles of Borneo. We then turn to what was arguably the most televised jungle war in history, the Second Indochina War, known in Vietnam as the American War. A war in which the US sought to stand as the 'guardians at the gate' against the spread of communism in South East Asia.
Modern Warfare: Wars in the Middle East
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