Monday, February 04, 2013

Chris Kyle R.I.P.

Former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was reportedly killed point blank Saturday at a Texas gun range by a former Marine suffering from PTSD.

People can be killed anytime in myriad ways. Serving in the military means forging ahead despite this possibility. I'm not going to debate gun control here. Instead, I want to focus on how our Special Operations forces have received—and in some cases sought—more and more media exposure, going against a long tradition of secrecy.

I understand that secrecy breeds mistrust, and perhaps it's better in many cases for the public to know more, but I can't help thinking if fewer people knew who Kyle was and what he did, he might not have been targeted.

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