Chris Kyle – Greatest American Sniper /// 75

Today’s episode recounts the life and death of Chris Kyle – the greatest American sniper in United States history. It’s the final episode of a two part series. It’s 2000 yard shots; it’s death; it’s confused anger and groundless indignation – mixed together into one potent podcast. It’s also the definitive podcast history of Chris Kyle’s life. It’s all here and it’s all free on Battlecast, the world’s foremost podcast on war and it’s sociopolitical impact.

You can find episode one in this series here: episode 74 link

Download episode 75 here: download link

American Sniper: Chris Kyle Maps/Images:

Maps and extensive images are located on the Historical Atlas of Chris Kyle page located here: historical atlas link

Music Source:

Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio /// website:

American Sniper: Chris Kyle References:

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Bernstein, A. (2013, February 3). Chris Kyle, Navy Seal and author of ‘American Sniper,’ dies. The Washington Post

Gibbons-Neff, T. (2016, July 9). After investigation, Navy lowers ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s medal count. The Washington Post. 

Mediaite: New Report Claims That American Sniper Chris Kyle Embellished Own Military Award Record. (2016, May 25). Newstex. 

McCoy, T. (2015, February 13). The tragedy of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s widow. The Washington Post. 

Mooney, M. (2013, April). The legend of Chris Kyle. D Magazine. 

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message about killer opens proceedings. The Washington Post. 

McCoy, T. (2014, July 30). The ‘unverifiable’ legacy of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in American history. The Washington Post. 

Department of the Navy (2016, January 25). Christopher Kyle official citations and awards. 

Schmidle, N. (2013, June 3). In the crosshairs. The New Yorker. 

Jesse Ventura vs. Taya Kyle. Civ. No. 12-472. (2014). 

Canon, T. (2016). Man o’ War:  Collisions of masculinity and militaristic patriotism in American Sniper (Publication number: 10124017) [Master’s thesis, University of Colorado].

Walter, J. (2017). Snipers at war: An equipment and operations history. 

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Chomsky, N., Crockford, K, & Summer, J. (2015). Townhall on Terror. The Baffler. 28, 66-82. 

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas Ricks

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The U.S. Army in the Iraq War – Volume 2: Surge and Withdrawal, 2007-2011 by Jeanne Godfroy et al. Available here: 

On Killing by Dave Grossman

Americans at War: Eyewitness accounts from the American Revolution to the 21st Century. Volume 3. Edited by James Arnold. ABC-CLIO. 2018. 

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