THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF A MARINE STATIONED IN KUWAIT INITIALLY LOOKS LIKE A TERRORIST ATTACK, BUT NCIS AGENTS REVEAL IT WAS SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT,
IN "NCIS: THE CASES THEY CAN'T FORGET"
Wednesday, June 5, 9:00 PM
Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents bring viewers inside the investigation into the attack on a marine stationed in Kuwait, which at first looked like terrorism but led them on an unexpected trail to something else, in "Shattered Glass" to be broadcast Wednesday, June 5 (9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Chief Warrant Officer James "Houston" Glass was nearly killed when a grenade exploded in a guard shack in Kuwait. He barely survived the blast, suffering severe wounds to his neck, back and legs. NCIS agent Matt Timmons was stationed in Kuwait and immediately responded. The agent reveals they soon had doubts about it being a terror attack. As they dug in, they found the secret double lives of those closest to Glass, which turned the case in an unexpected direction.
"I'm really thinking, like, why did this happen here?" Timmons says. "It didn't make sense to us... there was a better opportunity and target for the terrorists to attack versus one guy in a guard shack who, at the time, wasn't even guarding anything... .things didn't seem to add up to us."
NCIS agents take viewers inside the case, which took shrewd detective work, including mind games on potential suspects, to find out who would want Glass dead. The case took them back to the United States, where investigation revealed a shocking conspiracy.
"Things aren't always what they appear to be, and people aren't always who they appear to be," says former NCIS agent Eric Powers, who worked on the case stateside.
NCIS: THE CASES THEY CAN'T FORGET is in its third season and is hosted by Rocky Carroll. The series features a slate of the biggest cases handled by the real-life Naval Criminal Investigative Service. These are the kinds of challenging investigations that have inspired cases on CBS Entertainment's successful primetime series NCIS, broadcast television's #1 drama, NCIS: LOS ANGELES and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS. The previous name of the series was 48 HOURS: NCIS.
About NCIS: THE CASES THEY CAN'T FORGET
NCIS: THE CASES THEY CAN'T FORGET is a CBS News production from the team behind 48 HOURS. Rocky Carroll is the host. Anthony Batson is the executive producer. Kim Kennedy is the producer. Demetrius Pipkin is the field producer. Phil Tangel and Marlon Disla are the supervising producer-editors. Jonathan Leach is the senior development producer.