- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours, 23 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 19, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Mill Creek Ent
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
The unique documentary series BEHIND THE WIRE hones in on the U.S. occupation of Iraq, and attempts to cut through the media hype by depicting the conflict from the point-of-view of various American soldiers. At the center of it all is ex-Marine J.D. Johannes, who leads the way on this harrowing, at times visceral journey. The series contains five installments: CALL SIGN VENGEANCE, where Johannes follows a Marine Corps infantry patrol during their relocation to Fallujah; DANGER CLOSE, an examination of the struggle between Al Qaida and the USAF; ANBAR AWAKENS, a look at Al Albar's decision to team up with the U.S. Military and fight Al Qaida; BAGHDAD SURGE, on the American military escalation in the beleaguered Iraqi capital; and BAGHDAD HAPPENS, where the members of a U.S. platoon engage in a firefight, rescue a hostage and seize a terrorist.