Restrepo (Before Seeing It)
I haven’t seen it yet — the book I read after I (finally) finish Shane Harris’ excellent The Watchers will be War by Sebastian Junger — but this excellent Paul McLeary review fortifies my desire to see it as soon as I can. Great kicker graf from Paul:
Restrepo is what population-centric counterinsurgency looks like once it leaves the world of Powerpoint and the think tank seminar and enters the world of combat. It’s ambiguous, it’s unfair, it’s confusing, and people still end up dead. It’s the modern American way of war.