Monthly Archives: November 2011

A True War Story?

Schmidle’s article, “Getting bin Laden”, about the night Osama bin Laden was killed, was a very realistic-sounding retelling of the mission. After further evaluation, however, it is clear that Schmidle was not being completely honest with the audience. He never … Continue reading

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Nothing More Than Jumbled Pictures

Upon initially reading  Nicholas Schmidle’s article titled “Getting Bin Laden,” I was entranced with this dramatic telling of the night that Osama Bin Laden. It was almost too much to mentally take in. There was absolutely nothing left for the reader … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction?

I was a little upset when I found out that Schmidle’s article was not based on his accounts of the story.  They were actually based on second and third hand accounts of the operation.  I was upset that he told … Continue reading

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Schmidle’s Article in Contrast to O’Brian’s Writing and “Restrepo”

When watching Junger and Hetherington’s “Restrepo” I was relieved to see them still able to dance – that they still had some remnants of a sense of humor.  The other scenes of “Restrepo”, Tim O’Brian’s How To Tell A True … Continue reading

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Looking Back

After re-reading Schmidle’s article after watching Restrepo and reading Tim O’Brien’s piece, my view on the New Yorker article is still the same.  Having read a lot of articles, I have learned to read anything that is not written as … Continue reading

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Restrepo vs. What I Thought

For my Girl Scout Gold Award project, I interviewed elderly citizens in the community and collected their stories into a book. Almost all of the men had been in some war. Usually Vietnam or Korea. Sometimes World War II. Not … Continue reading

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Upon Further Review…

After reading Tim O’Brien’s “How to Write a True War Story” and watching Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s documentary “Restrepo” My view of Schmidle’s article pertaining to the killing of Osama Bin Laden has not changed much. Junger and Hetherington’s … Continue reading

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Emotions

                After reading the assigned readings and watching the movie I am more educated on how much soldiers go through in their emotions. Soldiers experience firsthand the loss of loved ones, friends, and other soldiers around them.  They not only … Continue reading

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Lacking that glory

Many people have read the article written by Nicholas Schmidle about the death of one of the most sought after terrorists, Osama Bin Laden. It is hard to argue that the article is not entertaining, after all, it is written … Continue reading

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Re-Evaluating Schmidle’s Article

Schmidle wrote an article in the New York Times about the navy seals that killed Osama bin Laden. Many criticized him in his writing because he did not have a first-hand account of the operation. His information came from second … Continue reading

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