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Prog 1 - Friends and Enemies

Edward Stourton's series about the coalition set up in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September, which rewrote the rules for the world.

Edward Stourton's series about the coalition set up in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11th September, and how the Americans prepared for action.

Friends and Enemies talks to the people who rewrote the rules for the world after September 11th - to Presidents, Prime Ministers and Kings, to their diplomats and advisers, to the discreet servants they call on in times of crisis.

Insiders tell of the ultimatum the US delivered to Pakistan and President Musharraf describes his reaction. George Robertson reveals what went on at Nato headquarters and Kofi Annan talks about the reaction at the UN.

Producer Mark Savage.

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40 minutes