A shrewd, complex film about war's proverbial first casualty. During the Gulf War, Lt. Col. Nat Serling (Denzel Washington) -- a career officer who prizes honor above all virtues -- mistakenly ordered an attack on one of his own tanks. Instead of censure, he got a medal
from a military establishment hell-bent on keeping its snafus under wraps. Assigned to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Capt. Karen Walden (Meg Ryan), the first woman ever nominated for the Medal of Honor for courage in combat, Serling won't do the rubber-stamp job everyone
wants. Instead, he uncovers disturbing discrepancies in the accounts of Walden's battlefield performance....