马尔亚之战原名：HBO:The Battle for Marjah，
发布于2010年。由Anthony Wonke执导，并且由编剧Ben Anderson携幕后团队创作。并于2011-2-17公映的电影。
中文片名: 马尔亚之战：英文片名: The Battle for Marjah。
剧集分类: 战争：影片类型: 纪录片。
上影时间: 2011：导 演: Anthony Wonke。
对白语言: 英语：字幕语种: 中英。
Former Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, was interviewed in a sad recounting of the errors and outright lies that made up the Vietnam War in the documentary, "The Fog of War."The film revealed what most of us already knew: Battling entrenched combatants on their home turf involves heavy civilian casualties, and imparts little good will, despite our politician's spoken intent, or a ground soldier's desire to serve his country with honor.
So we repeat a bit of history in a sense with HBO's gut-punch of a documentary, "The Battle for Marjah" one of many Iraq and Afghanistan live-action documentaries, as this British production is a hopeless Catch-22 where we meet a fast-talking village boy smoking with adults as he plainly tells our Bravo company Marines, "Tell your jets not to bomb us here."A massive undertaking, Operation Moshtarak was launched by U.S. Marines in February 2010. The goal was to secure Marjah, believed to be controlled by the Taliban in the Helmand province.We meet the Marines, these brave American forces, as journalist Ben Anderson was embedded with Bravo company, making a real life home movie at the front.
The footage is jarring, feeling a bit like "Saving Private Ryan" without any vegetation or tanks, as an attack is ramped up and launched after the Obama administration announced a beefed up presence, and orders 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.This new Obama-Afghan initiative had four goals: secure Marjah and rid it of the Taliban, secure the perimeter, build infrastructure and then ideally, transfer all military/police control to the trained Afghan security forces.
"The Battle for Marjah" is a historical record of combat on the ground and an attempt to accurately register true reactions for the larger and seemingly insurmountable battle for hearts and minds.For me, this entire effort was futile, as these dirt poor villagers had no chance either way. If they cooperate with the American troops, the Taliban, upon their return, will slaughter them for not resisting. If they fight, as one villager did per his orders from his Taliban masters, he will be gunned down by one of our soldiers during the sweep.