Saturday, October 30, 2010 9pm
Producer: America Abroad
The USS Cole was the target of a terrorist attack on October 12, 2000. The blast tore a 40-foot hole in the side of the ship, and killed seventeen sailors. “We will find out who is responsible,” vowed President Clinton, “and hold them accountable.”
The US found out al Qaeda was responsible, but did not hold them accountable: no missile strikes, no court trials. Ten years gone, the Cole bombing is still an open wound.
America Abroad examines the attack and the investigation. Producers also talk with sailors who were aboard when the attack occurred, and families of the victims who are looking for closure ten years after the attack.