Lone Survivor

Modern Warfare

What is Modern Warfare?

Modern Warfare can mean multiple different things, but overall modern warfare is today's way of war. For example, in the Navy, most SEAL teams usually consist of four to six men during Special Operation missions. Unlike WWll, for example, where fighting happened between two large groups of men (Armies). The story Lone Survivor, tells of when a mission goes bad, and how politics have too much control over their nation's Armed Forces. During this ambitious story, three brave soldiers die on the battle field, leaving only one man from Operation Red Wing, Marcus Luttrell, to survive. When a conflict arose during recon, the team had to make a tough decision. Because of the ROE (rules of engagement), the mission was compromised. As you may know, Politicians are the ones who create the ROE. If the rules are not followed, the soldiers who broke them can be forced to go to prison. So Marcus Luttrell, Matt Axelson, Mike Murphy, and Danny Dietz did the right thing, but doing the right thing doesn't always mean it's the best choice. Because of these four SEALs unselfishness, three of them are now in God's hands.
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(From left to right) Mike Murphy, Marcus Luttrell, Matt Axelson, Danny Dietz (this photo is from the movie Lone Survivor)
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This is an actual picture of all members from Operation Red Wings. You may notice that this is a six man team, but during the mission, only four were sent out to do recon. (From Left to right): Matt Axelson, Danny Dietz, James Suh, Marcus Luttrell, Shane Patton, Mike Murphy.

Memorable Quotes

"You can die for your country, but I'm goona live for mine!" -Matt Axelson

“I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down i will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my enemies and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.” -Marcus Luttrell