10 Questions for Chris Kyle

Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who earned two Silver Stars in Iraq, explains the sniper's point of view

Erik Tanner for TIME

You've written a book, American Sniper. Are special-operations guys usually so public?

It's kind of frowned on. But I'm not trying to glorify myself. I didn't want to put the number of kills I had in there. I wanted to get it out about the sacrifices military families have to make.

That number is there though. You have purportedly the highest of any American — 160 "confirmed sniper kills." What does that mean?

When you take a shot and the guy goes down, you have to have witnesses verify that he is dead. We'd fill out an...

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