Tom Hanks has signed on to both act in and executive-produce No Better Place To Die, an upcoming World War II drama about the airborne Normandy landings on D-Day, written and directed by Marine vet and seasoned technical adviser Dale Dye.
In many ways war and combat are all about calculated risk. Ground combat troops, like the infantry, are masters of controlled chaos, which means they are experts at assessing risk and responding to it appropriately.
Two weeks ago, more than 30,000 troops from across NATO convened in Poland to execute the largest joint military exercise since the end of the Cold War. Called Anakonda 2016, the war games involved American soldiers, including many from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and were intended to demonstrate NATO’s military capabilities on the European continent as a unified response to recent Russian aggression. The exercise concluded on June 17.
The small, but growing genre of post-9/11 war movies — dominated by massive hits like “American Sniper,” “Lone Survivor,” and “The Hurt Locker” — has a new addition coming to American audiences on Nov. 13: “Kilo Two Bravo.”
Millions of modern veterans have returned home from the complexities of war in Iraq and Afghanistan with incredible experiences and skills. For some veterans, particularly those in specialties like paratroopers, those skills include the ability to lay down a beating when the moment calls for it.