U.S. Soldiers’ War Crime Gets Hollywood Treatment

While the time U.S. soldiers spend serving in America’s wars is rarely glamorous, Hollywood’s depiction of it often is.

That’s been especially true in the narrow canon of Hollywood films that have explored the war in Afghanistan, a conflict that has been raging since the U.S. invaded after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly every big-screen portrayal of the war has celebrated feats of American bravery, like “Lone Survivor,” starring Mark Wahlberg and “12 Strong” with Chris Hemsworth.

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