At a remote outpost in south-central Afghanistan known as Firebase Cobra, a group of Americans face the front lines every day. They are the Green Berets, part of an elite division of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Protecting local civilians from the Taliban, these elite soldiers navigate an uncertain landscape on enemy territory, never knowing what lies ahead from one minute to the next.
For this film, the Pentagon waived their 48-hour limitation on embedded media and allowed National Geographic to chronicle the lives of the Green Berets for ten days. But their window was unexpectedly cut short by an IED (improvised explosive device) explosion, killing two soldiers and wounding five others.