Miller seems to be the only American in the film wearing a kufiya. He wears it US military style, as a scarf, kept inside the jacket, just the top bit protruding. It's never worn hipster, "triangle" style, nor is it ever wrapped around the head. That Miller (Damon) is shown with it in almost every scene would seem to indicate that it's an important insignia, an insignia, I'm pretty sure, of Miller's toughness. The fact that he's the only one shown wearing one distinguishes Miller/Damon as number one tough guy.
Given that the film is directed by Paul Greengrass, who also directed the Bourne trilogy, and given that it's based on the Chandrasekaran book, the film promises to be (a) action-packed and (b) politically interesting. The trailer makes one hopeful.
And the film will at the minimum have that kufiya thing going for it.
Did The Hurt Locker set off a trend? Or do such films just accurately depict US military styles in Iraq?