American Sniper Review Stuart Staples

American Sniper Review
Stuart Staples American Sniper depicts a legendary war hero, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Kyle was one of the deadliest snipers in modern war history, some say in our entire history, but that is left to speculation. Bradley Cooper stars as Chris Kyle in the movie. The role that Cooper plays is one for the ages. Cooper shows how down to earth Kyle really was and how much of a patriot Kyle was to our beloved country. There are so many “real” parts in the movie, but like most movies there are some flaws to go along with it. Without really destroying the movie details, some of these flaws include: Kyle using the satellite phone to make personal calls and while in the middle of a battle, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, not being mentioned enough, and Kyle leaving his over-watch position to clear buildings with the Marines. Operational Security or OPSEC as we called it in the Marines, is something that is taken very seriously. Using his satellite phone to call home never happened; using the satellite phone in the middle of battle was an absolute joke. For one, the satellite phone was only used in emergency situations when radio communications were down. Using a satellite phone in the middle of battle to call home is usually not on the minds of Marines or Soldiers during battle. OPSEC is instilled over and over again when training as a Marine. Just because it is a satellite phone does not mean that the conversation is not being heard by the enemy. Giving away your position to call home was extremely risky. The use of a satellite phone in real combat was depicted exactly how it is when deployed in the movie Lone Survivor. This movie is about a team of Navy SEAL’s that were on a secret mission; only one of the SEAL’s ended up making it home alive. Very good movie about Navy SEAL hero, Marcus Lutrell. Clint Eastwood, director of American Sniper, shows what it is like when troops come home. Kyle went to visit with the veterans at the local VA

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