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Did the U.S. Miss a Chance to Prevent ISIS’s Rise? | The Secret History of ISIS | FRONTLINE

The founding father of ISIS emerged from a Jordanian prison dedicated to the establishment of an Islamic caliphate — and as the new FRONTLINE documentary “The Secret History of ISIS” reveals, there was a moment more than a decade ago when CIA insiders say they could have stopped him.

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Watch “The Secret History of ISIS” beginning Tuesday, May 17 on PBS. The documentary tells the inside story of the creation of ISIS, and how the U.S. missed the many warning signs:


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