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American Sniper

Chris Kyle is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers.

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyle's kills (the previous American record was 109.) Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions.

In the first portion of Wednesday’s Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Chris Kyle about his autobiography, American Sniper, which focuses on his military career, the uncomfortable issue of killing for a living, and the strains of war on their marriage and children, as well as on Chris.

 

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.