Rambo in Afghanistan

Christian Bleuer reviews Rambo III and finds that, despite its ostensible setting in Afghanistan and featuring a highly competent Special Forces operative as the protagonist, it is not an accurate depiction of warfighting in South Asia.   Additionally, it is not an ideal source for those wishing to study weapons technology circa 1988 or looking for tips for how to dress in that climate.

Good to know.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. steve says:

    I like his blog quite a bit. This was pretty good for one of his humorous posts.