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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A REAL LONG SHOT

If you’re interested in military history and get the History Channel, this upcoming program may well be of interest:

Sunday, December 20, 2009-- 9-11pm -- Sniper: Inside the Crosshairs.

The deadliest weapon on the battlefield is neither bullet nor gun; it's the lone sniper. Journey inside the science and psychology behind the greatest shots in military history, through the scope of the world's most extreme marksmen. Deconstruct the missions, ranging from Vietnam to Iraq to Afghanistan, presented by the men who were there and pulled the trigger. For the first time on American television, Canadian sniper Robert Furlong tells the story of his history-making shot in Afghanistan--striking a Taliban fighter from 1.5 miles away. Ballistics... Tactics... Weaponry... Stalking... This two-hour special examines these critical components in vivid detail, combining interviews with cinematic reenactments, CGI and present day shooting demonstrations to put the viewer squarely inside the crosshairs.

Link to History Channel

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