Friday, June 22, 2018
Right and wrong, Hollywood style!
"What We Saw in War Machine"
By David Barno and Nora Bensahel June 13, 2017
A movie review thanks to Strategic Outposts:
"War Machine (2017)"
"A general from the US is sent to Afghanistan to 'clean' the situation up after eight years of war in the country. He finds himself amongst tired soldiers and disillusioned politicians eager to leave. In this situation he feels his mission is to 'win' the war, something deemed impossible by everyone around him."
* "What the Movie Gets Wrong"
"The General. Brad Pitt plays the movie’s lead character as a buffoonish and rather dull-witted (though sincere) stereotype of the modern American general."
"The Chain of Command."
"The Loyal Wingman."
"The Afghan Strategy Spaghetti Chart."
"McMahon the Runner."
* "What the Movie Gets Right"
"The Isolation of Senior Wartime Commanders."
"Wartime Pain for Military Families."
"The Unending Rotation of Military Commanders"
* "The Fight for the Rolling Stone Cover"
* "The Big Takeaway"
"Tilda Swinton brilliantly plays a German parliamentarian who politely but relentlessly grills McMahon about his war-winning strategy during a briefing in Berlin."
NO, I HAVE PERSONALLY NOT SEEN THE MOVIE OR EVEN READ THE BOOK.