Heroes of Hell's Highway, a new three-part series, follows two platoons who go into the heart of Taliban country to clear Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from Afghanistan's roads so the rest of the military can pass through securely. The series celebrates the soldiers' efforts and the critical role they play in making the country safer. The soldiers are at the front line of the war as they clear the world's most dangerous and heavily mined roads. IEDs are the insurgents' most effective weapon and the number one killer of troops and civilians. Using specialized machines, the platoons have the ability to see underground and survive massive explosions. Their mission: to take the hit so the other forces don't have to. For these specially trained soldiers tasked with finding and destroying bombs on Afghanistan's roads, there is no such thing as a typical day on the job.
Includes: - Welcome to Afghanistan - After the Blast - Bomb at the Front Door
Doug Depriest, Dan Cesareo James Patrick, James Patrick Costello II