Moqtada al Sadr and his militia, the Mehdi Army - or 'JAM' in American military shorthand, have been America's most intractable opponents in Iraq. But after recent attacks launched by the US and Iraqi military against Sadr strongholds, cease-fires were negotiated and the Mehdi Army melted away from the streets. Has the Mehdi Army finally been defeated, and is this the end of the armed Shiite resistance to the occupation?
Begins airing Friday, December 5th, 2008 on public television's Foreign Exchange with Daljit Dhaliwal
In association with Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Big Noise Films