The Warfighters

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (189)

The Warfighters is a gripping military documentary series, launched by History in 2016, that covers the real-life accounts of soldiers and their experiences in modern warfare. The show features a host of former military personnel who recount their own firsthand experiences while serving in the U.S. special forces during war conflicts, offering an intimate and immersive insight into the life of a combat soldier.

The show, which is narrated by actor Gary Sinise, showcases combat action footage and exclusive interviews with the soldiers who were involved in the dangerous and life-threatening missions that viewers witness. The documentary puts viewers in the shoes of the soldiers fighting in some of the most dangerous and complex military operations of the last few decades, including the Iraq and Afghan wars.

The Warfighters follows the stories of several soldiers, including Jared Shaw, Michael Sauers, and Nick Moore, who share their unique perspectives and experiences of the key missions they have been a part of. Each episode is structured around the stories of the soldiers involved, capturing the drama of each mission and the challenges that these groups of military professionals have to overcome.

Jared Shaw, who served in the special forces for eight years, shares his story of survival when his team is ambushed and their helicopter comes under heavy fire. Michael Sauers recounts his experience in Iraq when his unit is tasked with keeping the area safe from insurgents. Nick Moore talks about his role in capturing an al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, which reveals the risks and dangers soldiers face on a daily basis.

The Warfighters' unique approach to detailing the lives of soldiers involved in combat makes it an essential must-watch for anyone interested in the military or the War on Terror. The show's focus on the human perspective of warfare illuminates the personal toll and sacrifices soldiers make in the service of their country.

The series covers topics beyond just the combat experiences of soldiers, with episodes featuring interviews with family members of fallen soldiers and veterans who continue to struggle with the emotional fallout of their experiences. The series also highlights the heroes who have gone on to serve and protect their country beyond their time in the military.

In all, The Warfighters is a thought-provoking look at the lives of those serving in the U.S. special forces, providing a rich tapestry of stories and experiences that puts the human stories front and center. The show handles its subject matter with respect and an eye for detail, making sure to not only cover the action but also the consequences that come from it. Whether you’re a military enthusiast or simply someone seeking to understand the lives of combat soldiers, The Warfighters is a show that demands your attention.

The Warfighters is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on January 9, 2016.

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A Soldier's Best Friend
12. A Soldier's Best Friend
November 11, 2017
U.S. Army Ranger, Trent McDonald, was feeling stagnant when he discovered dog handling and found a new purpose.
Objective Berlin
11. Objective Berlin
November 11, 2017
U.S. Army Rangers on a battle damage assessment mission in 2009 learns that bullets don't discriminate when they lose two of their own on the same operation in Afghanistan.
Ranger Machine
10. Ranger Machine
November 11, 2017
In the Season 2 opener, a team of U.S. Army Rangers leads a covert operation to take out a group of Al-Qaeda high-value targets in Iraq in 2006. Deep in enemy territory, the team must trust one another implicitly if they are to succeed in their mission.
Roberts Ridge
9. Roberts Ridge
November 11, 2017
A quick reaction force of U.S. Army Rangers heads into the snowy mountains of Afghanistan in 2002 to rescue a missing Navy SEAL when enemy fighters bombard them and multiple teammates are killed. Struggling with the loss, the solidarity the unit displays while under fire demonstrates the true bond of this brotherhood.
Objective Breton
8. Objective Breton
November 11, 2016
Afghanistan 2009: A group of U.S. Army Rangers goes after a jihadist network when their unit hits a roadside bomb and suffers multiple casualties. The team comes together to deal with the chaos of the mass casualty situation and cope with the loss of one of their teammates.
The Green Berets Of 7115
7. The Green Berets Of 7115
November 11, 2016
Afghanistan 2008: A group of Special Forces gets ambushed by Taliban fighters and must fight their way to safety after a teammate is critically shot in the neck. What happens next will elevate their brotherhood to a new level.
A Warrior's Battle: The Story Of Rob Guzzo
6. A Warrior's Battle: The Story Of Rob Guzzo
November 11, 2016
The story of Navy SEAL, Rob Guzzo, whose platoon deploys to Iraq in 2006 and faces an evil enemy and combat so intense, it leaves Guzzo with PTSD.
Ambush Of April 7th
5. Ambush Of April 7th
November 11, 2016
On April 7, 2004 a group of U.S. Marines got ambushed while on an operation near Fallujah, Iraq - but together, the Marines fought their fears to stay calm and fought on--making 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, Bravo Company, 2nd Platoon one of the most decorated platoons for heroism in a single action in the War on Terror.
Task Force Merrill
4. Task Force Merrill
January 31, 2016
Afghanistan 2010: A team of U.S. Army Rangers sets out on a mission to engage the Taliban and gather intelligence when their unit hits an IED. After the blast, the platoon pushes through their fears to aid a teammate who is critically injured.
A Battle For Haditha Dam
3. A Battle For Haditha Dam
January 24, 2016
Iraq 2003: A group of U.S. Army Rangers fights to seize control of Haditha Dam a strategically key location in Operation Iraqi Freedom when they realize they are outnumbered by a strong Iraqi force.
Red Wings Recovery
2. Red Wings Recovery
January 17, 2016
Afghanistan 2005: A quick reaction force on a mission to recover the remains of a helicopter crash learns that there is a lone survivor they must now rescue. Driven by the standards of the Ranger Creed, these men push themselves to the limit.
Charlie Platoon & The Story of Marc Lee
1. Charlie Platoon & The Story of Marc Lee
January 9, 2016
Iraq 2006: SEAL Team 3 and conventional U.S. Forces battle insurgents to take back the war-torn city of Ramadi, when a beloved teammate is struck.
Where to Watch The Warfighters
The Warfighters is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Warfighters on demand at Amazon, History, Vudu, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 9, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (189)