American Sniper and the Politics of Ignorance

January 22, 2015 10:35 PM

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As a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, I looked forward to the release of the film American Sniper, and my wife and I saw it as soon as we could. I found it an excellent portrayal of one exceptional serviceman's experience. My wife called it the best depiction she's seen of what a spouse goes through during deployments.

The controversy surprised me. Other hard-hitting war films set in recent conflicts have generated far less debate: Lone Survivor, The Hurt Locker, the HBO series Generation Kill.

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