"Combat Obscura" Shows What Combat is Actually Like

Former Marine Miles Lagoze hopes his film "Combat Obscura" will alter the "sanitized and sanctified view of the military" many Americans hold by showing them his view of what combat is actually like.

The documentary — a patchwork of scenes showing Marines smoking marijuana while on patrol in Afghanistan, defecating outside the homes of locals, swearing at children and talking lightly of killing innocent people — goes far to challenge the ubiquitous label of "hero" frequently bestowed on American servicemembers.

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