Ah now it's coming back to me,this was an official DOD video,and because it was in the Western Iraq TAO,consisting of US SOF,there were no embeds on this op!
I'm also pretty certain that there were no embeds within the SOF in the Western Desert,because of the nature of the Ops.
Nice video, but I can see why some might consider it to be "posed". (I'm not saying it is posed, just making an observation)
I don't know the circumstances behind the footage, but it seemed very static and controlled. In my admittedly few experiences of combat, it could be described by one word: chaos. There was no chaos here - either the threat was limited (no return fire, very few enemy, contact coming to an end, whatever) or the soldiers involved have not learned to fear incoming rounds. I was also trained not to stay in the same place for so long under fire - even moving a few metres to the left or right makes a difference. I'm assuming that the guys doing the majority of the shooting were "supporting fire" personnel.... but I couldn't see any "assault" troops taking advantage of the firepower going downrange..... (you know, the guys who close in and take the fight TO the enemy, up close and personal)
Again, I'm not saying this was staged - just making some observations.
Note: my observations could be clouded by my military training (one of the assault guys - "stationary in combat is dead" was one of the principles)
Either way, that is a fair amount of lead to send downrange - damn glad I wasn't on the receiving end