My good friend, Jack Richardson, was kind enough to make me aware of a very well thought through response to the controversial film, "Zero Dark Thirty." The article is written by Paul D. Miller, who serves as assistant professor of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. The link below will connect you to the full article as it appears in the Blog "Books & Culture - a Christian Review."
"Justice at Zero Dark Thirty" by Paul D. Miller
The article does an excellent job of cataloguing and analyzing many of the thoughts, questions and feelings that I experienced as I watched this film. The article is relevant on several fronts. Paul Miller confronts his response to the film and the events that it portrays from a variety of perspectives. He is an expert in issues of security, he served both in the Army and in the CIA. One of the CIA officers killed in the suicide bombing that is depicted in the film was a friend of his. He has a strong Christian faith, and he looks at issues of violence and justice through the lens of that faith and of his own personal experience as a philosopher and warrior.
You may not agree with his perspective, but he lays out the reasons for his thoughts and feelings with great clarity. I quote here from the end of his article. I commend to you the article in its entirety, and look forward to enlightened, respectful and civil discourse about these important issues.