The film also reflected an American reliance on signal or electronic intelligence (SIGINT or ELINT) while the Arabian intelligence relied on human intelligence (HUMINT).
In Body of Lies, the terrorist organisation moved to maintain contacts via face to face meetings, American UAVs and signal captures became less effective.
Crowe and DiCaprio both gave riveting and convincing performances with Crowe being adapt at portraying the usual loud, cocksure and ugly American that one sees often. Mark Strong's portrayal of the head of the Jordanian intelligence
Weapons spotted in the film included a Skorpion, Heckler & Koch G36 (short-barrelled version) wielded by DiCaprio, a Heckler & Koch bipod sniper weapon, an Accuracy International sniper rifle (I think), the usual AK-47/AKMs, pistols and machine guns.
AFVs spotted included an AMX-10RC and a Renault VAB at the 'Syrian' border. I wonder as to the location which this film was made. Helicopter? The Eurocopter Dauphin?
Reviews throughout are mixed, but, it is far superior to the overrated and hyped Jason Bourne trilogy, I recommend this. 7/10