Jeez, this was extreme even by Hollywood standards:
And Chris Orr was totally wrong.
Lively and engrossing Dish coverage and debate among military readers about the merits and accuracy of The Hurt Locker can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here and Graeme Wood's interesting take is here. For all the back and forth about its accuracy, I would have voted for it myself and am very glad it won. Avatar was amazingly beautiful and imaginative but utterly failed as a drama whose characters you might actually care about or understand.