Lone Survivor: A Conversation

A conversation with director Peter Berg, retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, and actor Taylor Kitsch of Lone Survivor about the clashing definitions and manifestations of heroism and courage at the heart of this riveting, harrowing story.

Peter Berg, Writer/Director/Producer
Taylor Kitsch, Actor, Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Retired Petty Officer 1st Class, U.S. Navy; Author of the book Lone Survivor
Moderator: Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, The Daily Beast

The Real-Life Story Behind “Lone Survivor” — History in the Headlines

On June 28, 2005, a covert Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan went terribly wrong and resulted in the loss of 19 American troops. Thanks to his valiant comrades, the remarkable kindness of strangers and his own courage, only one SEAL, Marcus Luttrell, made it out of the ferocious firefight alive. A new film,\”Lone Survivor,\” which hits movie theaters on January 10 and stars Mark Wahlberg as Luttrell, depicts this heroic and tragic tale. Read more

Shootout! – Season 01 Episode 09 – Iraq’s Ambush Alley

The Anatomy of an ambush. US Marines push for Nazaria in Iraq. The never before told story of the gunfights in Iraqi’s Ambush Alley.

DHS Wishes Local Arab-American Would Just Hatch Terrorist Plot Already

via:  Duffel Blog

CHICAGO, IL – A surveillance team with the Department of Homeland Security reports that they wish Ibrahim Dawud, a local Arab-American whom the department is currently surveilling, would just get off his ass and hatch a terrorist plot already.Special Agent in Charge Michael Hunter, who heads the team from ICE Homeland Security Investigations, described how his initial excitement over identifying the 43-year old resident of Chicago as an extremist gradually turned into boredom, then apathy as numerous wiretaps, surveillance, and undercover informants failed to turn up the slightest hint of terrorist activity, even after secretly collecting his fingerprints. Read more

Today in History: 1977, President Carter pardons draft dodgers






On this day in 1977,

U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War. Read more