‘Restrepo’ Has Always Been the Best Movie About the War in Afghanistan


The grippingly intimate 2010 documentary focuses on U.S. soldiers fighting in one of the country’s deadliest regions. What the film shows us — and what it chooses not to show us — says everything about the futility of our 20-year occupation.

When the U.S. began its bombing campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan in October 2001, it was already apparent what our next target would be:…

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