Miles Lagoze who is a former USMC videographer joins us today to discuss his critically acclaimed 2018 documentary entitled Combat Obscura which gave an unprecedented look at what combat really looks like. We will also discuss his soon to be released book, “Whistles from the Graveyard: My Time Behind the Camera on War, Rage, and Restless Youth in Afghanistan”.
This interview will be raw and gritty and give you a real look at what combat is actually like. Not just the combat itself but what it is like for the men who fight the war in their down time, the time where boredom sets in between the fighting. I have read some of Miles’ upcoming book and watched parts of his documentary. Having been on long deployments myself in my Army days I can tell you it is very accurate.
In Lagoze’s book, he unveils the harrowing reality of America’s longest war. He paints a stark picture of young men numbed by their digital lives, committing acts of violence against innocent civilians.
We’re given a front-row seat to the uneasy alliances between soldiers and Afghan locals, united in their fear of the Taliban. The narrative captures the heart-wrenching aftermath for those trapped in the line of fire.
Moreover, it portrays a generation of American soldiers thrust into a foreign land, consumed by nihilism. This raw depiction stands out, poised to join the ranks of iconic war literature like Michael Herr’s “Dispatches” and Evan Wright’s “Generation Kill.”
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