Despite being an anti-Afghanistan war movie, Pentagon reporter Helene Cooper spoke with The New York Times podcast The Daily that "everybody at the Pentagon is talking about [War Machine]." "It's a very anti-Afghanistan war movie, but the guys who you think would be offended by it, love it," Cooper added. "It's amazing to me. So many of them have lost colleagues, they've lost fellow soldiers and are constantly asking, 'What are we still doing there? What are we fighting for?' But at the same time, we have these officers who say, 'We've lost all these people in Afghanistan, we've spent so much blood and treasure on the ground in that country and then you just turn around and pull out. What was that for?' It's a contradiction at the same time."
The trivia items below may give away important plot points.
The statue visited by Glen after his press conference is located at the Neue Wache (New Guardhouse) in Berlin. It is a enlarged version of Käthe Kollwitz "Pietà." Though the original was not sculpted for this purpose, it was placed as a memorial to all Victims of War and Dictatorship.
The scene in the war room where the Glen briefs his team about launching the operation on Kandahar/Helmand, before approaching Karzai for permission to execute, Foxy can be seen around the map table. Foxy is a television adviser for production in high risk situations. Featured in 'SAS: Who Dares Wins' - a military reality competition on ITV - he is a real special forces veteran with experience in Afghanistan whilst serving with the Royal Marines and the Special Boat Service.