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Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
From: Weinsteiri, Douglas OSO OUSOI Sent: Monday, June 27 2011 4:58 To: Mehal, Robert COR OSD 
Subject: FW: Boal/Bergen Signed By; douglas.wefnstein@osd.mil 
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 

Bob, 
FYSA from the WH. 
Doug 

To: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI 
Subject: 
You should hearing from Mark Boal, screenwriter for the UBL movie being directed Katherine Bigallo, request time with Vickers for interview/backgrounder. I'm getting copy the request from our press, and not exactly sure how was conveyed us. 
Peter Bergen also interesd contacting your office for the book he's writing UBL. 
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Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
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Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 
Bob, 
Thank you. Thursday good for me, I'm D.C, and available your convenience. 
Mark ------Original Message-----

Cc: Weinstein, Douglas EMr OSD OUSDI Cc: Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSOI subject: Bin Laden Movie 
Sent: Jun 2011 10:06 
Mark, Hello, Vickers Public Affairs Officer. will Thursday you are still going town. not could look doing something the next time you are DC. has agreed meet with you, but you just caught him time when has travel scheduled. 
Resp, 
Sob 
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From: Vickers Michael HON 050 OUSDI 
sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 04:57 To: Morrell, Geoff OSO Cc: Mehal, Robert COR 050 Subject: Re: Sin laden movie 
They've already talked DD/CIA More!!. 
Happy meet with them. 

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-----Original Message ----From: Morrell, Geoff OSD 
Sent: Sunday, June es, 2011 11:30 To: Vickers, Michael HON OSO OUSDI Cc: Mehal, Robert COR OSD Subject: Fw: Bin laden movie 

What you all think? These guys are the Oscar winning team behind the Hurt Locker. Geoff Morrell 

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Regarding our upcoming film about the hunt for OBL --which Kathryn Bigelow directing and writing and producing, our follow-up The Hurt Locker --am thinking that would wise for touch base with Under Secretary Mike Vickers .... Naturally, understand the sensitivities, and. more than anything, simply hoping for opportunity briefly tell him about the project's scope .... Please let know you would you for facilitating introduction. I'll D.C. for least few more days. 
Thanks, Mark Boal 
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The American campaign Yemen led the Pentagon's Joint special Operations Command, and closely coordinated with the Central Intelligence Agency. Teams American military and intelligence operatives have acommand post Sana, the Yemeni capital, track intelligence about militants Yemen and plot future strikes. 
Concerned that support for the campaign could wane the government Yemen's authoritarian president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, were fall, the United States ambassador Yemen has met recently with leaders the opposition, partly make the case for continuing American operations. Officials Washington said that opposition leaders have told the ambassador, Gerald Feierstein,.that operations against Qaeda the Arabian Peninsula should continue regardless who wins the power struggle Sana. 
The extent America's war Yemen has been among the Obama administration's most closely guarded secrets, officials worried that news unilateral American operations could undermine Mr. Saleh's tenuous grip power. Mr. Saleh authorized American missions Yemen 2009, but placed limits their scope and has said publicly that all military operations had been conducted his own troops. 
Mr. Saleh fled the country last week seek medical treatment Saudi Arabia after rebel shelling the presidential compound, and more government troops have been brought back Sana bolster the government's defense. 
"We've seen the regime move its assets away from counterterrorism and toward its own survival," said Christopher Soucek, Yemen expert the Carnegie Endowment for 
International Peace. "But things get more and more chaotic Yemen, the space for the Americans operate gets bigger," said. 
But Mr. Soucek and others warned backlash from the American airstrikes, which over the past two years have killed civilians and Yemeni government officials. The benefits killing one two Qaeda-linked militants, said, could entirely eroded airstrikes kill civilians and lead dozens others jihad. 
Edmund Hull, ambassador Yemen from 2001 2004 and the author "High-Value Target: Countering Qaeda Yemen," called airstrikes "necessary tool" but said that the United States had "avoid collateral casualties will turn the tribes against us.u Qaeda's affiliate Yemen believed the C.I.A. pose the greatest immediate threat the United States, more than even Qaeda's senior leadership believed hiding Pakistan. The Yemen group has been linked the attempt blow transatlantic jetliner Christmas Day 2009 and last year's plot blow cargo planes with bombs hidden inside printer cartridges. 
Mr. Harithi, the militant killed Friday, was important operational figure Qaeda the Arabian Peninsula and was believed one those responsible for the group's 
ascendance recent years. According people Yemen close the militant group, Mr. 
Harithi travelled Iraq 2003 and fought alongside Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian 
operative who led the Qaeda affiliate Iraq until was killed American strike 
2006. Mr. Harithi returned Yemen 2004, those close the militants said, where was 
captured, tried and imprisoned 2006 but released three years later. 
Even senior administration officials worked behind the scenes with Saudi Arabia for transitional government take power Yemen, State Department spokesman Wednesday 

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called the embattled government Sana remain focused dealing with the rebellion and Qaeda militants. 
"With Saleh's departure for Saudi Arabia, where continues receive medical treatment, this isn't time for inaction," said the spokesman, Mark Toner. "There government that remains place there, and they need seize the moment and move forward.P 
Muhammad al-Ahmadi contributed reporting from Sana, Yemen, and Eric Schmitt and Scott Shane from Washington. 
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 
-----Original Message----From: Weinstein, Douglas 050 OUSDI Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 5:18 To: Mehal, Robert COR OSD 
Subject: Re: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 
Bob, 
Boss asked about information related yesterday's NYT article Yemen. Reference defense official remarks. you have any insights? 
Doug 
Original Message ----From: Mehal, Robert COR OSD 
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 04:38 To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OUSDI; Wilson, Dou.glas HON OSD PA; Whitman, Bryan SES OSO PA; Morrell, Geoff OSO PA; Lapan, David COL OSO PA; James, Darryn CAPT OSD PA; Turner, James OSD OUSDI; Symonowicz, Erin OSD OUSDI Subject: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 
Sir, tried capture the meeting below, order bring others speed and get all the same page. 
Mark Boal, Writer/Producer "Hurt Locker", working Sony Pictures Movie portrayal the hunt for UBL. 
The meeting lasted minutes and Mark spent most the time laying out his way ahead. 
**They were just about begin filming movie focusing the Battle Tora Bora (2001) when May changed everything. 

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-TIMELINE: 
Next two months will spenton research/background reconstruct much possible 
Start Shooting in.Fall 2011 
Release date set for 4th Qtr 2012 (Sep-Dec) 
Boal indicated: 
--He wants accurate recreation historical event 
--Not interested giving away TTPs (indicated that was proud not giving 
anything away Hurt Locker) 
--Wants highlight the great cooperation/coordination between CIA/DoD and the extensive Intel work (decade) that culminated the OP. --He plans return late June, early July for some more depth meetings {USDI indicated would willing meet with him, 
but could not say this point how much would able discuss) 
- Date: 
--To date has spoken with CIA pers include Mike Morrell. (indicated was 
going back tomorrow and would returning the end Jun) 
Has not yet spoken 
Has not yet requested formal OoD support {realizes that will require script for review) 
USDI: 
Recommended looking from main components CIA, DoD, WH. 
There was 60-80% certainty based the Intell 

Was "'Gutsy Decision" the POTUS (WH involvement was critical) 
Involved developing options, evolving and refining plans, rehearsing OP, and finally 
execution 130b 
--Asked Boal had asked speak with WH> SECDEF, CJCS, VCJCS, 
--Response was not yet1 but certainly something would looking doing possibly when returns late Jun/early Jul. 
POST Meeting: 
--I suggested reach out the get sense their position/support for the project. 
--Also, recommended the very least informal request OSD regard 000 participation the research phase 
**(prior formal request for DoO support). 
Vr/Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 

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From: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI 
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 9:31 
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Cc: Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI 
Subject: RE: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 
Signed By: douglas.weinstein@osd.mil 
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 
Bob, 
Best days are Wednesday and Thursday June. Thanks. 
Doug 
-----Original Message----
From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 8:37 To: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI Cc: Lowery, Todd crv OSD OUSDI 
Subject: FW: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 
Doug, Just FYI, will likely end needing minute slot the last week June. Will keep you posted. Bob 
Convnander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 
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From: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 7:02 To: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PA; Mehal, Robert CDR OSO PA; Morrell, Geoff OSD Subject: RE: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 
Doug, spoke Michael Morell (DD/CIA) Friday. the direction Director Panetta, CIA cooperating fully (not, obviously, giving away anything they shouldn't, but answering questions, such "How did you feel that point"?). Morell was also asked offer his assessment the Director's participation the operation. Several CIA staff have talked 
with Mark. For the intelligence case, they are basically using the points used the night the operation. spoke with ADM Olson Friday about DoD participation. They are thinking over. They would like 
prevent any gross inaccuracies, but not want make look like the commandes think it's okay talk the media. They may want offer 0=6 SEAL, who played key planning role and knows the operators and story well. would appreciate any guidance how should proceed, all" i.e., will meet with them after retires? CJCS? Mark would like talk me, and perhaps others, the last week June when comes back

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From: Wilson, Douglas HON oso 
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 8:45 
To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA; Morrell, Geoff OSD Subject: RE: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie are providing initial+ Geoff. far, from how Mark has 
assistance him connecting with has not asked, nor have 
volunteered, talking SD, CJCS this point. would very interested learn your findings from DD/CIA. compiling list similar requests get handle quantity and quality make assessments. All that said, Boal quality guy and has checked with all his appt requests. 
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From: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 8:22 To: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PA; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject: Re: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 
Doug, 
going cooperate with Mark his research for the film? Will SD, him? CIA has already met with Mark their part. will find out 
from DD/CIA how forthcoming they were. 
Thanks, Mike 
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From: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD 
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 05:45 
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSO PA; Vickers, Michael HON OSO OUSOI Subject: RE: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 
Thanks. Mike, thanks very much for doing this. Boal good guy. 
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From: Mehal, Robert CDR 050 Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 4:39 To: Vickers, Michael HON OSO OUSDI 
Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OUSDI; Wilson, Douglas HON OSO PA; Whitman, Bryan SES OSD PA; 

Symonowicz, Erin OSD OUSDI 
Subject: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 
Sir, tried capture the meeting below, order bring others speed and get all the same page. 
Mark: Boal, Writer/Producer "Hurt Locker", working Sony Pictures Movie portrayal the hunt for UBL. 
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The meeting lasted minutes and Mark spent most the time laying out his way ahead. 
**They were just about begin filming movie focusing the Battle Tora Bora (2881)
when May changed everything. 
TIMElINE: Next two months will spent research/background reconstruct much possible Start Shooting Fall 2811 Release date set for 4th Qtr 2812 (Sep-Dec) 
Boal indicated: 
--He wants accurate recreation historical event 
--Not interested giving away TTPs (indicated that was proud not giving anything away Hurt locker) --Wants highlight the great cooperation/coordination between CIA/DoD and the extensive Intel work (decade) that culminated the OP. --He plans return late June, early July for some more depth meetings (USDI indicated would willing meet with him, but could not say this point how much would able discuss) 
--To Date: 
--To date has spoken with CIA pers include Mike Morrell. (indicated was going back tomorrow and would returning the end Jun) 
Has not yet spoken 
Has not yet requested formal DoD support (realizes that will require script for review) 
USDI: 
Recommended looking from main components CIA, DoD, WHo 
There was 68-88% certainty based the Intell 
Was "Gutsy Decision" the porus (WH involvement was critical) 
Involved developing options, evolving and refining plans, rehearsing OP, and finally execution 
--Asked Boal had asked speak with WH, SECDEF, CJCS, VCJCS, 
--Response was not yet, but certainly something would looking doing possibly when returns late Jun/early Jul. 
POST Meeting: suggested reach out the get sense their position/support for the project. Also, recommended the very least informal request OSD regard DoD participation the research phase *(prior formal request for DoD support). 
Vr/Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D961) Washington, 28381-1488 
(783) 697-4162 
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Weinstein, Douglas aSD aUSDI 
From: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 7:15 To: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PA; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Cc: Ferguson, Thomas ACIV, OSD OUSDI; Morrell, Geoff OSD PA; Whitman, Bryan SES 
OSD PA; Lapan, David COL OSD PA; James, Darryn CAPT OSD PA; Gregory, James LTC OSD Robbins Eliz::lbeth IIIC:O :4' '''jeinstein, Douglas OSD O]SDI'
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Categories: Meeting Schedule 
Bob, 
The June-1 July period works better for me. Should have answer whether JSOC will provide rep then well. 
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Original Message ----From: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 02:34 To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PAj Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI 

Thanks, Bob. set the second session with Vickers. getting additional guidance from 
Original Message ----From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:19 To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI 
Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OUSDlj Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PAj Morrell, Geoff OSD PAj Whitman, Bryan SES OSD PAj Lapan. David COL OSD PAj James, Darryn CAPT OSD PAj Gregory. 

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Sir, From Mark Boal. Have you heard anything from leadership yet about how want proceed? believe this still the research phase, but need clear the approach are taking before schedule. 
Vr/Bob 
CDR Bob Mehal OASO(PA) 
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To: Mehal, Robert COR OSO Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 
Bob: 
Good aernoon. Following the meeting with Vickers, take away that we'd try find some time sit down again before the su11111er holidays. dates when I'll next 
o.c. are: 
20-21 June June July. 
Please let know any those fit Vickers schedule. 
Additionally, wanted let you know that anticipate making formal request for DOD support early July. are also talking WH. 
Thanks again for setting all this up. 
Best, 
Mark Jun 2011, 8:02 AM, Mehal, Robert COR OSO wrote: 
>Mark, Great! can 	start breathing again ... was worried were going lose the spot. will waiting the Pentagon's Visitor's Center {Metro Entrance), please allow few minutes for security screening. will meet with Vickers 1215 and has hard 1300 stop. See you then. 

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Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 	1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
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From: Mark Boal 
Sent: Thursday, June 
To: Mehal, Robert COR oso 
Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 
Yes can there noon 
sent from iPhone Jun 2011, 9:59 Al'i, "Mehal, Robert COR OSO PA"  wrote: Mark, Please let know you can here 1200; trying hold the spot. 
 
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 Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 (703) 697-4162 
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 Mark, there any chance can move the meeting 1200 1215? Vickers back today and his schedule really full. willing use l'!is lunch meet 
 Please let know soonest 
 
  

  Cormtander  Bob  Mehal  Public Affairs  Officer  Defense Press Operations1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400  
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Look for Classification Marking Message Body From: Vickers, Michael HON OSO OUSOI Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 04:57 Af.1 To: Morrell, Geoff OSD Cc: Mehal1 Robert CDR OSD Subject: Re: Bin laden movie >>They've already talked DD/CIA Morell. 
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---- -----Original Message From: Morrell, Geoff OSD 
 Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2011 11: To: Vickers, Michael HON oso OUSDI Cc: Mehal, Robert CDR oso Subject: Fw: Bin laden movie 
 
 What you all think? These guys are the Oscar winning team behind the Hurt Locker.  
 Geoff Morrell Deputy Assistant Secretary Defense Pentagon Press Secretary 703-614-2935 (O) 571-309-4978 (C) 
  To: Morrell, Geoff OSD Subject: Bin laden movie 
 Geoff,  
 Regarding our upcoming film about the hunt for OBL --which Kathryn Bigelow directing and writing and producing, our follow-up The Hurt Locker --am thinking that would wise for touch base with Under Secretary Mike Vickers ... Naturally, understand the sensitivities, and more than anything, simply hoping for opportunity briefly tell him about the project's scope ....  Please let know you would you for facilitating introduction. I'll 
o.c. for least few more days. 
 Thanks, Mark Boal 
 
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Weinstein, OSD OUSDI 
From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 4:25 To: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI Cc: Gentile, Philip COL OSD OUSDI; Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI Subject: Scheduling items 
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Doug, Here the list items that need try and schedule; 
Mark Boal (UBL Movie) -will town (from LA) the week Jun-1 Jul (will need 3045 minutes)(can over lunch the Boss agrees). 
Elisabeth Bumiller (NYTs) -USD{I) Profile article -45-60 minutes (she'll back from traveling with Panetta July) 
oss Award Video, taping session  Need have done end July. hour block time -likely will only use about minutes (Room 1E782). 
Michael Bronner {CT Book) 30-45 minutes the last week July. 
David Martin {CBS News) minutes (works the building can short notice) 
Jim Miklaszewski (NBC News) minutes (works the building can short notice) 
Barb Starr (CNN) TBD 
Kim Dozier (AP) TBD 

Will provide detailed info each schedule them. 
Resp, Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 
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To: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSOt 
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You should hearing from Mark Boal, screenwriter for the UBL movie being directed Katherine Bigallo, request time with Vickers for interview/backgrounder. I'm getting copy the request from our press, and not exactly sure how was conveyed us. 
Peter Bergen also interested contacting your office for the book he's writing UBL. 

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Weinstein, OSD OUSDI 
From: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 4:58 To: Mehal, Robert COR OSD Subject: FW: Boal/Bergen Signed By: douglas.weinstein@osd.mil 
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 
Bob, 
FYSA from the WH. 
Doug 

Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 4:14 To: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI Subject: 
You should hearing from Mark Boal, screenwriter for the UBL movie being directed Katherine Bigallo, request time with Vickers for interview/backgrounder. I'm getting copy the request from our press, and not exactly sure how was conveyed us. 
Peter Bergen also interested contacting your office for the book he's writing UBL. 
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Doug 
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From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 03:38 To: Weinstein, Douglas 050 OUSDI 
 
Subject: Schedule 
Doug, called but missed you. Checking see what you may have come with tomorrow.
Mark Boal indicated would make himself available tomorrow afternoon the Boss's schedule opens up. 

Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal 
Public Affairs Off ier 
Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 

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Weinstein, OSD OUSDI 
From: Mehaf, Robert CDR OSD 
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 9:53 To: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSOI 
Cc: Gentile, Philip COL OSD OUSDI; Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSOJ Subject: FW: Vickers Scheduling this week 
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Doug, swear Vickers has 6th sense. asked about the meeting with Mark Boal when spoke him Tues after the staff mtg. there any chance you could find about minutes his schedule the 15th? know TOY the week 18-22 Jul. 
Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal 
Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 
-----Original Message----from: Mark Boal Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 5:32 To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Subject: Re: Vickers Scheduling this week 
Bob, 
Good afternoon. 
During our previous attempt schedule meeting, you'd asked when I'd back town. now .have answer: July 15-July 22. 
Please let know anything that span works for Dr. Vickers. Apart from scheduled 
meetings the afternoon July, open anytime . 
Last, Kathryn Bigelow, who directed Hurt Locker and directing this film1 will also 
O.C. that timeframe. wonder you agree that would advisable for her join the meeting? always, Sob, Thanks very much for your work this. Looking forward talkin and seeing you soon. 
Best, 
Mark 
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Weinstein, 050 OUSDI 
From:  Mehal, Robert CDR OSD  
Sent:  Monday, July 11, 2011 2:23  
To:  Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI  
Subject:  RE: Vickers request WSJ profile  
Signed By:  robert.mehal@osd.mil  
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Doug, Checking. Also Mark Boal confirmed Fri, Jul 1700. 
Thanks. Bob 
Convnander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 
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Bob, 
Recommend look 1745-1800 Thursday July. 
Doug 
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From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 3:04 To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OUSDI; Gentile, Philip COL OSD OUSDI; Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI; Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI 
Subject: FW: Vickers request WSJ profile 
Sir, Turnaround fair play when comes profiles. Recommend try find minutes late next week for you speak with Siobhan the phone support DepDir Morell. This icw with WSJ profile him confirmed with George Little they are participating. Below glimpse what she interested discussing. 
Sorry disturb you leave, but thought you might want think about some anecdotes. Vr/Bob 
CDR Bob Mehal 
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From: Gorman, Siobhan 

Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 2:47 
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject: RE: Vickers request 
Bob, 
Thanks very much. it's possible chat phone the end next week, that would ideal because it's little hard profile-type questions written form. 
But he's not able squeeze 10-minute conversation between trips, I'm mainly looking for his take experiences working with Mr. Morell. I'm most interested anecdotes that reflect how Mr. Morell thinks, manages, operates, etc. Any examples Mr. Vickers has times when Mr. Morell has contributed unique perspective expertise decision making other types meetings would also great interest, would examples how Mr. Morell has worked with the military, perhaps example from the bin Laden raid planning, even better, some other recent experience that less well known. 
Does that give you feel for what looking for? 
Thanks, Siobhan 
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Siobhan Gorman 
Intelligence Correspondent The Wall Street Journal. 
(202) 862-9234 (w) (202) 374-9781 (c) 
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Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 1:54 
To: Gorman, Siobhan 
Subject: RE: Vickers request 
Siobhan, sure would happy it, but currently out the office leave until next Thursday. back for two days and then travel the following week. you have some basic questions you could email might able get them him and provide some written responses (not ideal know), could try and something next week (possibly the phone). His schedule always major problem. What does your deadline 
look like? 
Resp, Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal 
Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 
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From: Gorman, Siobhan 

Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 1:07 To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject: Vickers request 
Cdr. Mehal, working profile Mike Morell, and was told Mr. Vickers would very good person speak with about Mr. Morell. you think Mr. Vickers would have minutes sometime the next few days talk about his experiences with Mr. Morell? 
Thank you, Siobhan 
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Siobhan Gorman Intelligence Correspondent The Wall Street Journal. 1025 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 800 Washington, 20036 
(202) 862-9234 (w) (202) 374-9781 (c) 
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Redding, Gregory OSD PA; Strub, Philip OSD PA; Weinstein, Douglas 
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Pulling now 
Sent from iPhone Jul 15, 2e11, 9:45 AM, "Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA"  wrote: Sarah, Car and passengers are cleared for the meeting this afternoon 18ee (see below). will meet them the steps the River Entrance. Tom, discussed, could you please provide some short driving directions passed Virk -they will coming from the agency the River Entrance. Bob -----Original Message---- From:l(b)(6) Sent: '-';T;:-;h-'-u...!...r-s--;-da-y-,---=J'-u'lY----:1:-:4=-,----=-27e 1:-c1=--=6=-:-=-3=7--cP=-=M-:----------------J To: Redding, Gregory OSD Subject: RE: Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow 7/15 Meeting Pentagon Gregory, Our Chief parking,l(b)(6) Itook care it. Here his message: Mr. Boal and Ms. Bigelow have been cleared dropped off 7-15-11 River Entrance meet with the Undersecretary. Tho; priver -Mr. Virk -has also been cleared remain with the vehicle j(b)(6) l(b)(6) can park and remain with the vehicle the River Triangle area, spaces 163 
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J)(61 -----Original Message----> From: Sarah zukowski [mailto:szukowski@gloverparkgroup.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2e11 2:e4 To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD you need any other details such DOB, SSN, etc for them? Also, are there any specific directions where they should enter the complex/building? They will coming from the Agency Langley that makes difference. Thanks again, Sarah -----Original Message---- From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1:41 To: Sarah Zukowski Cc: Redding, Gregory OSD Subject: RE: Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow 7/15 Meeting Pentagon Sarah, Please pass along the car info: Year, Make and Model, and State and Plate number. Names visitors and driver and should able clear them the River Entrance. Hit reply all and will ensure Redding takes care it. Co1M1ander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) 

Look for Classification Marking Message Body Washington, 20301-1400 (703) 697-4162 -----Original Message----> From: Sarah Zukowski Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:25 N't To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject; Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow 7/15 Meeting Pentagon Robert, 
>I'm coordinating arrangements for Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow's meetings this Friday, July 15th the Agency and the Pentagon and Mark said you are the person has been touch with regarding his meetings the latter. Given your correspondence with Mark, are you the appropriate person give their security clearance information to? also have the information for the car and driver that will bringing them the Pentagon and assume need provide that well. Please let know who should send these details your earliest convenience. Thanks advance, Robert, and look forward hearing from you soon. All the best, Sarah Sarah Zukowski 
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Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 2:27 
To: Morrell, Geoff OSD 
Cc: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI; Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI; Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI Subject: Re: Bin laden movie Morrell, you have contact info? not, can just use his e-mail see can 
schedule something for Thursday later date 
Vr/Bob 
Sent from BlackBerry Wireless Device 
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From: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI. Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 09:07 
To: Mehal, Robert COR OSD PA; Morrell, Geoff OSD Subject: Re: Bin laden movie he's still DC, happy meet Thurs. not, can Pentagon this summer. 
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From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 06:59 

To: Vickers, Michael HON 050 OUSDI; Morrell, Geoff OSD Subject: Re: Bin laden movie 
Sir, Only issue will timing. When are you back -before you head NC? Vr/Bob 
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Original Message ----From: Vickers, Michael HON 050 OUSDI sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 04:57 To: Morrell, Geoff 050 
Cc: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject: Re: Bin laden movie 
They've already talked DO/CIA Morell. 
Happy meet with them. 
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provide dates when I'll the 

 
sent: Sunday, June 05, 2011 11:30 To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI Cc: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject: Fw: Bin laden movie 
What you all think? These guys are the Oscar winning team behind the Hurt Locker. 
Geoff Morrell 
Deputy Assistant Secretary o'f Defense Pentagon Press Secretary 
703-614-2935 (0) 571-309-4978 (C) 

Subject: Bin laden movie Geoff, 
Regarding our upcoming film about the hunt for OBL --which Kathryn Bigelow directing and writing and producing, our follow-up The Hurt Locker --am thinking that would wise for touch base with Under Secretary Mike Vickers .... Naturally, understand the sensitivities, and more than anything, simply hoping for opportunity brieflytell him about the project's scope .... 
Please let know you would you for facilitating introduction. I'll D.C. for least few more days. 
Thanks, Mark Boal 
Sent via BlackBerry ATT 

Regarding our upcoming film about the hunt for OBL --which Kathryn Bigelow directing and writing and producing, our follow-up The Hurt Locker --am thinking that would wise for touch base with Under Secretary Mike Vickers .... Naturally, understand the sensitivities, and more than anything, simply hoping for opportunity briefly tell him about the project's scope .... 
Please let know you would you for facilitating introduction. I'll D.C. for least few more days. 
Thanks, Mark Boal 
Sent via BlackBerry ATT 

From:  Mehal, Robert CDA OSD  
Sent:  Wednesday, June 08, 2011 :27  
To:  Rigler, Tara CIV OSD  
Cc:  Gregory, James OSD PA; Robbins, Elizabeth OSD PA;  
James, Darryn CAPT OSD PA; Turner, James OSD PA; Strub,  
Philip OSD PA; Lapan, David COL OSD  
Subject:  Bin Laden Movie  

Tara, Please add this the events calendar: 
INTERVIEW: Michael Vickers, USD(I), background discussion with Mark Boal, Writer/Producer the upcoming Bin Laden Movie. 1245-1330, Thursday Jun, 3E834. 
Note: has already spoken with DepDir CIA Morrell. 

Subject: Bin laden movie Geoff, 
Regarding our upcoming film about the hunt for OBL --which Kathryn Bigelow directing and writing and producing, our follow-up The Hurt Locker --am thinking that would wise for touch base with Under Secretary Mike Vickers .... Naturally, understand the sensitivities, and more than anything, simply hoping for opportunity brieflytell him about the project's scope .... 
Please let know you would you for facilitating introduction. I'll D.C. for least few more days. 
Thanks, Mark Boal 
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From: 

Sent:  Thu rsday, June 09, 2011  
To: hal, Robert SCOR OSD  
Subject:  Re:  Bin Laden Movie  

Yes, can make 12:00 missed your email until now Sent via BlackBerry ATT 
To: 
Subject: 
RE: Bin Laden Movie 
Mark, Please let know you can here 1200j trying hold the spot. 
Vr/Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 
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From: "Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA" 

2011 8:42 
Subject:  RE:  Bin  Laden  Movie  
Mark, today and  there any chance his schedule really full.  can  move the meeting willing  1200 use his  1215? lunch Vickers meet. back  
Please let  know  soonest.  

Resp, Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 ----.!.
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From: Morrell, Geoff OSD 
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2011 11:30 
To: Vickers, Michael HON OSO OUSDI 

Cc: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Subject: Fw: Bin laden movie 
What you all think? These guys are the Oscar winning team behind the Hurt Locker. 
Geoff Morrell 
Deputy Assistant Secretary Defense 
Pentagon Press Secretary 

703-614-2935 (0) 
571-309-4978 (C) 

Sent! Sunday, June 05, 2011 11:27 
To: Morrell, Geoff OSD 
Subject: Bin laden movie Geoff, 
Regarding our upcoming film about the hunt for OBL --which Kathryn Blgelow directing and writing and producing, our follow-up The Hurt LocKer --am thinking that would wise for touch base with Under Secretary Mike Vickers ... Naturally, understand the sensitivities, and more than anything, simply hoping for opportunity briefly tell him about the project's scope .... 
Please let know you would you for facilitating introduction. I'll o.c. for least few more days. 
Thanks,
Mark Boal 

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Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
From: 
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 1:26 
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA; Morrell, Geoff OSD PA; Wilson, Douglas HON OSD Subject: Bin Laden movie 

Thanks all for facilitating the meeting with Under Secretary Vickers. was very productive ... and discussed meeting again when back the end the month. Mark Sent via BlackBerry ATT 

... 
, 

James LTC OSD PA; Robbins, 
James LTC OSD 
From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 7:57 
To: 

Cc: 
Subject: FW: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 
Signed By: robert.mehal@osd.mil 

FYI/SA. Vr/Bob 
CDR Bob Mehal 
OASD(PA) 
703-697-4162 
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From: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD 
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 7:45 
To: Vickers, Michael HON 050 OUSDI; Mehal, Robert COR OSD PA; Morrell, Geoff 050 PA; 
Kirby, John Capt JCS SJS OCJCS 
Subject: RE: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 
Mike, many thanks. Copying John Kirt;ly, top comms advisor CJCS, this. think this looks very good way forward, and agree particularly that need careful here don't open the media floodgates this. I'm going check with update them status, and will report back. Geoff you will best position find out will talk Boal after retires, although understand liked "The Hurt Locker". this point, suggest you keep plans meet with Boal when returns, and I'll provide any additional context get from WH. Thanks--Doug 
-----Original Message----
From: Vickers, Michael HON oso OUSDI 
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 7:02 
To: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PA; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA; Morrell, Geoff 050 
Subject: RE: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal USL Movie 
Doug, spoke Michael Morell (DD/CIA) Friday. the direction 
CIA cooperating fully (not, obviously, giving away anything they shouldn't, but 
questions, such "How did you feel that point"?). Morell was also asked 
assessment the Director's participation the operation. Several CIA staff have 
with Mark. For the intelligence case, they are basically using the WH-a 
points used the night the operation. spoke with ADM Olson 
about OoD participation. They are thinking over. They would like 
prevent any gross inaccuracies, but not want make look like the commanders 
it's okay talk the media. They may want offer 0"'6 SEAL, who played 
planning role and knows the operators and story well. Would appreciate any guidance should proceed, all, i.e., will meet with them after retires? CJCS? 

would like talk me, and perhaps others, the last week June when comes back talk CIA. obviously not want out step with the few other seniors who 
_./"were involved the operation. 
Thanks, Mike 

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From: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD .___-J 
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2811 8:45 To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDlj Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PAj ,Morrell, Geoff OSD Subject: RE: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie Geoff. far, from how Mark has described the project, are providing initial assistance him connecting with you and others. has not asked, nor have volunteered, talking SD, CJCS VADM this point. would very interested learn your findings from DD/CIA. compiling list similar requests get handle quantity and quality make assessments. All that said, Boal quality guy and has checked with all his appt requests. 

-----Original Message----From: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI 
Sent: Thursday, June 89, 2811 8:22 
To: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PAj Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Subject: Re: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 

Doug, 
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~(b~)~~~~alk him? CIA has already met with Mark their part. will find out from 

DD/CIA how forthcoming they were. 
Thanks, Mike 

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From: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD 
Sent: Thursday, June 89, 2811 85:45 
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PAj Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI 
Subject: RE: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie 

Thanks. Mike, thanks very much for doing this. Boal good guy. 
-----Original Message----From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Sent: Thursday, June 89, 2011 4:39 To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OUSDlj Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PAj Whitman, Bryan SES OSD PAj Morrell, Geoff OSD PAj Lapan, David COL OSD PAj James, Darryn CAPT OSD PAj Turner, James 
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Sir, tried capture the meeting below, order bring others speed and get all the same page. 
Mark Boal, Writer/Producer "Hurt Locker", working Sony Pictures Movie portrayal the hunt for UBL. 
The meeting lasted minutes and Mark spent most the time laying out his way ahead. 
**They were just about begin filming movie focusing the Battle Tora Bora (28e1) when May changed everything. 

.". 

TIME LINE 
Next two months will spent research/background reconstruct much possible Start Shooting Fall 2011 Release date set for 4th Qtr 2012 (Sep-Dec) 
Boal indicated: 
--He wants accurate recreation historical event 
--Not interested giving away TTPs (indicated that was proud not giving anything away Hurt Locker) --Wants highlight the great cooperation/coordination between CIA/DoD and the extensive Intel work (decade) that culminated the OP. --He plans return late June, early July for some more depth meetings (USDI indicated would willing meet with him, but could not say this point how much would able discuss) 
--To Date: 
--To date has spoken with CIA pers include Mike Morrell. (indicated was going back tomorrow and would returning the end Jun) Has not yet spoken Has not yet requested formal DoD support (realizes that will require script for 
review) 
USDI: 
Recommended looking from main components CIA, DoD, WHo 
There was 60-80% certainty based the Intell 
Was "Gutsy Decision" the POTUS (WH involvement was critical) 
Involved developing options, evolving and refining plans, rehearsing OP, and finally execution --Asked Boal had asked speak with WH, SECDEF, CJCS, VCJCS, --Response was not yet, but certainly something would looking doing 
possibly when returns late Jun/early Jul. 
POST Meeting: suggested reach out the get sense their position/support for the project. Also, recommended the very least informal request OSD regard DoD participation the research phase **(prior formal request for DoD support). 
Vr/Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 Mark, there any chance can move the meeting 1200 215? Vickers back today and his schedule 
>>Mark, Meet the visitors' center the Metro entance 230 Thursday. have 1245 with Vickers. >>Let know you have any questions. 
>>Bob 
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>>Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 

>>Thank you. Thursday good for me, I'm D.C, and available your convenience.;>>Mark 

OSD 
>>Cc: Weinstein, Douglas EMr OSD OUSD( Cc: Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI 
>>Subject: Bin Laden Movie 
>>Sent: Jun 2011 10:06 
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already talked DD/CIAMorell. 
>>To: Morrell, Geoff OSD Subject: Bin laden movie 
>>Hi Geoff, 

- >>Regarding our upcoming film about the hunt for OBL--which Kathryn Bigelow directing and writing and producing, our follow-up The Hurt Locker --am thinking that would wise for touch base with Under Secretary Mike Vickers .... Naturally, understand the sensitivities, and more than anything, simply hoping for opportunity briefly tell him about the project's scope .... Please let know you would you for facilitating introduction. I'll D.C. for least few more days. >>Thanks, >>Mark Boal Sent via Black.Berry ATT ------------------------->>Sent from BlackBerry Wireless Device 

Cc: 

Thanks, Bob. set the second session with Vickers. getting additional guidance from 
-----Original Message ----
From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12: 
To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI 

Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OUSDI; Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PA; Morrell, Geoff OSD PA; Whitman, Bryan 

To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject Re: Bin Laden Movie 
. Bob: 
Good afternoon. Following the meeting with Vickers, take away that we'd try find some time sit down again before the summer holidays. dates when I'll next D.C. are: 
June June July. 
lease let know any those fit Vickers schedule. 
Additionally, wanted let you know that anticipate making fonnal request for DOD support early July. are also talking WH. 
Thanks again for setting all this up. 
Best, 
Mark Jun 2011, 8:02 AM, Mehal, Robert CDR OSD wrote: 
>Mark, Great! can start breathing again ... was worried were going lose the spot. will waiting the Pentagon's Visitor's Center (Metro Entrance), please allow few minutes for security screening. 
>We will meet wlth Vickers and has hard 1300 stop. See you then. 
>Resp, 
Bob 

Commander Bob Mehal 
Public Affairs Officer 
Defense Press Operations 400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) 
Washington, 20301-1400 

(703) 697-4162 
-----Original Message----

From: Mark Boal >Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 10:56 
>To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
>Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie Yes can there noon Sent from iPhone 
>On Jun 2011, 9:59 AM, "Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA11 >Mark, Please let know you can here 1200; trying hold the spot. Vr/Bob Commander Bob Mehal 
>>Public Affairs Officer 
>>Defense Press Operations 

>>1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) 
>>Washington, 20301-1400 

>>(703) 697-4162 Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 
>>1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D961) >>Washington, 20301-1400 

f>> Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI 
>Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 

->>Bob, 
you. Thursday good for me, l'm D.C, and available your convenience. Mark Boal 
>>Sent via BlackBeny ATT 
>>Sent from BlackBerry Wireless Device Sent via BlackBerry ATT 

To: Mehal, Robert COR OSD Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 
Bob: 
Good afternoon. following the meeting with Vickers, take away that we'd try find some time sit down again before the summer holidays. dates when I'll next 
D.C. are: 
20-21 June June July. 
Please let know any those fit Vickers schedule. 
Additionally, wanted let you know that anticipate making formal request for 000 support early July. are also talking WH. 
Thanks again for setting all this up. 
Best, 
Mark Jun 2011, 8:02 Nii, Mehal, Robert CDR oso wrote: 
>Mark, Great! can start breathing again ... was worried were going lose the spot. will waiting the Pentagon's Visitor's Center (Metro Entrance), please allow few 
minutes for security screening. will meet with Vickers 1215 and has hard 1300 stop. See you then. Resp, Bob Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 {703) 697-4162 Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie Yes can there noon Sent from iPhone Jun 2011, 9:59 AM, "Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA"  wrote: Mark, Please let know you can here 1200; trying hold the spot. 
 
 Vr/Bob 
 Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 (703) 697-4162 

 -----Original Message---- From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Mark, there any chance can move the meeting 1200 1215? Vickers back today and his schedule really full. willing use his lunch meet. Please let know soonest. 
 Resp, Bob 
 Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 (703) 697-4162 
 
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 From: Sent: Tuesday, June 2011 5:57 To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie Roger 
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Cc: 

Darryn CAPT OSD Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 8:27 
James, Darryn CAPT OSD 

Douglas HON OSD 
 Subject: bin Laden movie Phil, 
Hope this finds you well. 
This just quick note say that, you may have heard, I'm writing and producing new film --which Kathryn Bigelow 
will direct and SONY will release -and which deals with the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the May raid that resulted his death. l've been talking various folks the intel and military community order research the film, and 

wanted reach out you well give you sense our plans for the film going forward. you have chance get the

phone for few minutes tomorrow, your earliest convenience, that would great. I'd welcome the opportunity give you 
.quick briefing. 
est, 
ark Boal 

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From: Strub, Philip OSD Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 4:12 To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject: RE: bin Laden movie 
Will do. 
-----Original Message----From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD .Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 4:10 To: Strub, Philip OSD 
.Subject: RE: bin Laden movie 
Please let know how goes. 
Vr/Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 
-----Original Message----From: Strub, Philip OSD 
2011 2:36 
USSOCOM HQ; Gregory, James LTC OSD PA; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA; 
movie 
Gentlemen, FYI 
Best, 
Phil 
Philip Strub Director Entertainment Media Department Defense 
The Pentagon, 2E966 
Washington, 20301-1400 {703) 695-2936 (703) 692-5294 
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From: Strub, Philip OSD 
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2811 8:52 
To: 

Wilson, Douglas HaN OSD PA; Farnsworth, Sarah OSD PA; Ogilvie, 
Subject: RE: bin Laden movie Mark, 
I'll today (Thurs 6/16) and tomorrow, from about 8838-1788 EDT. 
Best, 
Phil 
Philip Strub Director Entertainment Media Department Defense The Pentagon, 2E966 Washington, 28381-1488 (783) 695-2936 (783) 692-5294 
-----Original Message----From: [mailto:markj7.(b7)(~6~)--------1 Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2811 7:13 To: Strub. Philip OSD Cc: l(b)(6) IWilson, Douglas HON OSD Subject: bin Laden movie Phil, Hope this finds you well. This just quick note say that, you may have heard, I'm writing and producing new film --which Kathryn Bigelow will direct and SONY will release 2812 --and which deals with the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the May raid that resulted his death. I've been talking various folks the intel and military community order research the film, and wanted reach out you well give you sense our plans for the film going forward. you have chance get the phone for few minutes tomorrow, your earliest convenience, that would great. I'd welcome the opportunity give you quick briefing. Best, Mark Boal 
 From; "Mehal, 
Robert CDR oso PA"  Date; Jun 2011 
 To: Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 
 
>>Mark, Meet the visitors' center the Metro entance 1230 Thursday. have 1245 with Vickers. 
 Let know you have any questions. Bob Sent from BlackBerry Wireless Device 
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 From: 
 Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 10:13 
 To: R,obert CDR OSD PA; 
 Cc: OSD PA; Weinstein, Douglas 050 OUSDI; Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie   Bob, Thank you. Thursday good for me, I'm D.C, and available your convenience.  Mark ------Original Message-----

OSD  To: From: Cc: Morrell, Geoff OSD cc: OSD OUSDI 
Weinstein, Douglas EMr Cc: Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI Subject: Bin Laden Movie Sent: Jun 2011 10:06 
 Mark, Hello, Vickers Public Affairs Officer. will Thursday you are still going town. not could look doing something the next time you are DC. has agreed meet with you, but you just caught him time when has travel scheduled.  Resp, Bob Original Message ---- From: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 04;57 To: Morrell, Geoff OSD Cc: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD subject; Re: Bin laden movie 
 
 
They've already talked DD/CIA Morell. 
Happy met with them. Sent from wireless handheld 
 Original Message ---- From: Morrell, Geoff OSD 
>>Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2011 11:30 To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI Cc: Mehal, Robert CDR 050 Subject: Fw: Bin laden movie 
 What you all think? These guys are the Oscar winning team behind the Hurt Locker. 
 
 Geoff Morrell Deputy Assistant Secretary Defense Pentagon Press Secretary 703-614-2935 (0) 571-309-4978 (C) 

 
 To: Morrell, Geoff OSD Subject: Bin laden movie 
 Geoff, 
 Regarding our upcoming film about the hunt for OBL --which Kathryn Bigelow directing and writing and producing, our follow-up The Hurt Locker --am thinking that would wise for touch base with Under Secretary Mike Vickers .... Naturally, understand the sensitivities, and more than anything, simply hoping for opportunity briefly tell him about the project's scope 
... Please let know you would you for facilitating introduction. I'll 
D.C. for least few more days. Thanks, Mark Boal 
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From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 
Hope there's fallout with Sarah that you shared this with me, showing Doug's that should you, not me, meet with MB. 
Sent from device. 
Vicente.ogilvie@osd.mil 
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From: Strub, Philip OSD Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 09:12 To: Farnsworth, Sarah OSD Cc: Ogilvie, Vicente OSD Subject: RE: Bin Laden Movie 
Thanks, Sarah. I've heard nothing from Mark yet. Will keep you informed if/when do. 
Best, 

-----Original Message----
From: Farnsworth, Sarah oso Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 6:27 To: Strub, Philip OSD Subject: Fw: Bin Laden Movie 
Fyi 

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From: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 06:25 To: Farnsworth, Sarah oso PA; Whitman, Bryan SES oso PA; Lapan, David COL OSD Cc: Martin, Jeremy COL OSD Subject: RE: Bin Laden Movie 
Phil should definitely meet with Mark and get his own sense the film. have been supportive .date, has Director Panetta, but will interested Phil views this one particular. Thanks--Doug (PS --It should Phil that meets with Mark) 
-----Original Message----
From: Farnsworth,_ Sarah OSD Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:59 
To: Wilson, Douglas HON oso PA; Whitman, Bryan SES OSD PA; Lapan, David COL OSD Cc: Martin, Jeremy COL OSD Subject: FW: Bin Laden Movie Ddug -this can wait but Vince/Phil forwarded your note regarding guidance from the they were just contacted Mark Boal were looking for some guidance how proceed. 
Appreciate the guidance -Sarah 
Original Message ----From: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 02:34 
To: Mehal, Robert COR OSO PA; Vickers, Michael HON OSO OUSDI 
Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OUSDI; Morrell, Geoff 050 PA; Whitman, Bryan SES OSD PA; 

Thanks, Bob. set the second session with Vickers. getting additional guidance from WI-I 
Original Message From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:19 To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSO OUSDI; Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PA; Morrell, Geoff OSD PA; Whitman, Bryan SES OSD PA; Lapan, David COL OSD PA; James, Darryn CAPT OSD PA; Gregory, 

Sir, From Mark Boal. Have you heard anything from leadership yet about how want proceed? believe this still the research phase, but need clear the approach are taking before schedule. 
Vr/Bob 
CDR Bob Mehal OASD(PA) 
703-697-4162 
-----Original From: Sent: Tuesday, 

To: Mehal, Robert CDR 050 Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 
Bob: Good afternoon. Following the meeting with Vickers, take away that we'd try find some time sit down again before the summer holidays. dates when I'll next 
D.C. are: 
20-21 June June July. 
Please let know any those fit Vickers schedule. 
Additionally, wanted let you know that anticipate making formal request for DOD support early July. are also talking WH. 
Thanks again for setting all this up. 
Best, 
Mark Jun 2011, 8:02 AM, Mehal, Robert CDR OSD wrote: 
>Mark, Great! can start breathing again was worried were going lose the spot. 
. Entrance), please allow few
will waiting the Pentagon's Visitor's Center (Metro minutes for security screening. will meet with Vickers 1215 and has hard 1300 stop. See you then Resp, Bob Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 {703) 697-4162 -----Original Message---- From: Mark Boal Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 10:56 To: Mehal, Robert COR 050 Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie Yes can there noon Sent from iPhone Jun 2011, 9:59 AM, "Mehal, Robert CDR 050 PA"  wrote: Mark, Please let know you can here 1200; trying hold the spot. 
 
 Vr/Bob 
 Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 (703) 697-4162 
 ----Original Message---- From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 8:42 

- To: Subject: 
 Mark, there any chance can move the meeting 1200 1215? Vickers back today and his schedule really full. willing use his lunch meet, Please let know soonest. 
 
 Resp, Bob 

 Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961)>> Washington, 20301-1400 (703) 697-4162 
 
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 Sent: To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 
 
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 From: "Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA"  Date: Tue, 

 To: Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 

 Mark, Meet the visitors' center the Metro entance 1230 Thursday. have 1245 with Vickers. 
 Let know you have any questions. Bob 
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 To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA; 'mark@markboal.com' 
 
 Cc: Morrell, Geoff OSD PA; Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI; Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie 
 
 Bob, Thank you. Thursday good for me, I'm D.C, and available your convenience. Mark ------Original Message----- From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 2011 10:06 Mark, Hello, Vickers Public Affairs Officer. will Thursday you are still going town. not could look doing something the next time you are DC. has agreed meet with you, but you just caught him time when has travel scheduled. 
 Resp, Bob 
 Original Message  From: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI 
>>Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 04:57 To: Morrell, Geoff OSD 
>>Cc: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject: Re: They've already talked DD/CIA Morell. Bin laden movie 
 
>>Happy meet with them. Sent from wireless handheld 
 Original Message ---- From: Morrell, Geoff OSO Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2011 11:30 
>>To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI 
>>Cc: Mehal, Robert CDR 050 Subject: Fw: Bin laden movie 
 
 What you all think? These guys are the Oscar winning team behind the Hurt Locker. 
 
 Geoff Morrell 
>>Deputy Assistant Secretary Defense Pentagon Press Secretary 
>>703-614-2935 (0) 

>>571-309-4978 
(C) 
 
>>---- Sent: Sunday, 
>>To: Morrell, June 
Geoff 050 
05, 2011 11:27 Subject: Bin laden movie 
 Geoff, 
 
>>Regarding our upcoming film about the hunt for OBL --which Kathryn Bigelow directingand writing and producing, our follow-up The Hurt Locker --am thinking that would wise for touch base with Under Secretary Mike Vickers .... Naturally, understand the sensitivities, and more than anything, simply hoping for opportunity briefly tell him about the project's scope .... 
>>Please let know you would you for facilitating introduction. I'll 
o.c. for least few more days. 

 
 Thanks, 
 Mark Boal 
 
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 Sent via BlackBerry ATT 
From: 	Strub, Philip OSD 
Sent: 	Tuesday, June 21,201110:57 
To: 	Nye, Edward COL USSOCOM HQ; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA; McGraw, Kenneth CIV USSOCOM
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Cc: 	r~I~le Vicente MeOsa PA' GrenON .James IIT esa PAI(b)(3):U.S.c. A"o".t;ne 
Subject: 	RE: Mark Boal conversation 
Sounds good. you want set time? Phil -----Original Message----

From: Nye, Edward COL USSOCOM 1L:....(b....:...)(,---6,---) ~--_-Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 10:40 __-----, JamesLTCOSDPA'(b)(3):U.S.C.403g (b)(6) 
Phil -Bob, thanks for the info. 

Nye -----Original Message .---I From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD [mailto:Robert.Mehal@osd.mil] Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 09:52  To: Str~b, Phil~p OSD .I(b)(3):U.S.C.403g Cc: OgIlvie, VIcente OSD PA; Nye, Edward COL USSOCOM HQ; Gregory, James Maj OSD PAJ  l(b)(3):U.S.C.403g  
Subject: RE: Mark Boal conversation  
Phil, That completely consistent with what provided after his discussion with Vickers.  
Vr/Bob  
Commander Bob Mehal  
Public Affairs Officer  
Defense Press Operations  
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D96  
Washington, 20301-1400  
(703) 697-4162  
-----Original Message---- 
From: Strub, Philip OSD  
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 20119:24  Edward COL USSOCOM HQ; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA; Gregory, James LTC OSD PA;  
(b)(3):U.S.C.403g '.:Cc: Ogilvie, Vicente OSD 'Subject: Mark Boal conversation 
FYI, got call yesterday from Mark Boal. explained what had already been the trade press, that he'd been working Tora Bora script when the Bin Laden operation took place, and now they've switched that story. mentioned the interviews here and CIA, and hoped would these (at least DoD) the future. said expects complete the script this summer, and was still wondering about potential filming locations. intends ask for DoD production assistance, TBD. 
The picture expected have 4th quarter release. They are financing independently with Sony doing the distribution. agreed keep date with his research efforts. course some point hopes interview SEALs, and whether SOCOM/ would amenable this kind research remains seen. 
Phil 

From: Woog, Carl OSD 
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 5:34 
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA; Martin, Jeremy COL OSD 
Cc: James, Darryn CAPT OSD PA; Gregory, James LTC OSD 
Subject: RE: meeting with Mark Boal 

Signed By: earl.woog@osd.mil 
Bob, 
We've got the green light proceed with this the schedule best for Vickers and us. The White House does want engage with Mark but probably won't for few more weeks. should provide them read-out the session you with
Vickers. 
Let know you have any questions.
Thanks,
Carl 
Carl Woog 
Special Assistant the 
Assistant Secretary Defense for Public Affairs
Pentagon 2E964
703-697-7341 direct
703-697-9312 office 

earl. 
-----Original Message-----I From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 :39 
To: Martin, Jeremy COL OSD
Cc: James, Darryn CAPT OSD PA; Gregory, James LTC OSD PA; Woog, Carl OSD 
Subject: RE: meeting with Mark Boal 
Thanks sir. meeting with Vickers 0745 tomorrow and was hoping have answer when comes -i.e., his 
meeting with Boal, again. pressed will tell him will put the schedule tentatively and react whatever happens with the mtg. Yr/Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal 
Public Affairs Officer 
Defense Press Operations 400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D96 
Washington, 20301-1400 

(703) 697 -4162 
-----Original Message----
From: Martin, Jeremy COL OSD Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 201 12:54 i__.J'D: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Subject: RE: meeting with Mark Boal 

Hey Bob, 
Will follow with you soonest. 
-----Original Message----
From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 201 12:47 To: Martin, Jeremy COL OSD 
Cc: James, Darryn CAPT OSD PA; Gregory, James LTC OSD 
Subject: meeting with Mark 
Yr/Bob 
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D96 I)Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 

Mehal, Robert CCR 050 

From: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 4:56 To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Subject: FW: Boal/Bergen 
Signed By: douglas. weinstein@osd.mil 
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 
Bob, 
FYSA from the WH. 
Doug 

Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 4:.14 
To: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI Subject: 
You should hearing from Mark Boa), screenwriter for the UBL movie being directed Katherine Bigallo, request time with Vickers for interview/backgrounder. I'm getting copy the request from our press, and not exactly sure how was conveyed us. 
Peter Bergen also interested contacting your office for the book he's writing UBL. 

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*Mark, are trying shift around Vickers schedule try and find window for you speak with him. will know 
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Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
From: Strub, Philip OSD 
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 10:55 
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Subject: RE: UBL Movie 
Fanks! least I'd hear some what's been discussed. 
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/From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
!Sent: Friday, July 08, 201 10:51 
(To: Strub, Philip OSD 

iCc: Ogilvie, Vicente OSD 
!Subject: RE: UBL Movie 
!Good know. will push include you. Yr/Bob 

''commander Bob Mehal 
Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) 
Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162 
----Original Message----
From: Strub, Philip OSD 
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 10:50 
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Cc: Ogilvie, Vicente OSD 
Subject: RE: UBL Movie 

Thanks, Bob, should here. 
Best, 
Phil 
-----Original Message----
From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 0:44 
To: Strub, Philip OSD 
Cc: Ogilvie, Vicente OSD 
Subject: UBL Movie 
Phil, Mark and Kathryn are town 15-22 Jul. trying get them Vickers schedule the 5th -he TOY the 
week 8-22 Jul. 

- highly trained special forces-Navy Seals willing die for their country-had helicoptered deep into Pakistan and entered Bin Laden's secret compound late-night surprise attack. firefight with Bin Laden's anned bodyguards followed, 
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 20301-1400 
(703) 697-4162



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