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Pages From Judicial Watch Bin Laden Movie DoD 87 99

Pages From Judicial Watch Bin Laden Movie DoD 87 99

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Mehal, Robert COR 050 

Commander Bob Mehal 
Public ffairs Officer 

Defense Press Operations 
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) Washington, 203011400 
(703) 697-4162 
Sent via BlackBerry ATT 
,_____.., 
From: 

Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:09 
To; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Cc: 'Sarah Zukowski' 
Subject: Re: Meeting with Vickers July problem 
------Original Message------. 
From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
To: User 
Cc: 'Sarah Zukowski' 
Subject Meeting with Vickers July Sent: Jul 13, 2011 :37 
Mark, there any possibility sliding our meeting Friday p.m. start time? know that late, but the Boss has just been called out the building for 5:00-5:30 mtg over DC. could back the building for p.m. meeting, but 
wanted see what your availability would before propose him. problem out the office all next week travel. 

.:>'J Subject: RE: Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow 7/15 Meeting Pentagon 
>Gregory, 

care it. Here his message: the Undersecretary. can park and remain with 
>Mr. Boal and Ms. Bigelow have been cleared dropped off 7-15-11 River Entrance meet 
>Their driver -Mr. Virk -has also been cleared ref!lain with the vehicle 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---
>F.rom: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD >Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1:41 

>i!o: Sarah Zukowski >Qc: Redding, Gregory OSD 
>Sibject: 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. 
>Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 20961) 
>Washington, 20301-1400 
>(703) 697-4162 -----Origlnal Message---- 
>From: Sarah Zukowski > 
-Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:25 
>To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD >Subject: Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow 7/15 Meeting Pentagon 
?-Hi 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 weir. Please let know who should send these details your earliest convenience.  
>Thanks advance, Robert, and look forward hearing from you soon. 

the best, 
> >Sarah >Sarah Zukowski 
-"'> 

... 

,I Please feel free pass along contact information Thanks again 
Best 
Mark 
Sent from iPhone 
Sent via BlackBerry ATT 
Sent via BlackBerry ATT 

CDR Bob Mehal 
"We have additional operational details, comments operational details, make this time. 
 orders the President, small U.S. team assaulted secure compound affluent suburb Islamabad capture kill Osama bin Laden. The raid was conducted with U.S. military personnel assaulting two helicopters. The team methodically cleared the compound, moving from room room operation lasting nearly minutes. They were engaged firefight throughout the operation, and Osama bin Laden was killed the assaulting force. 

 addition the bin Laden family, two other families resided the compound: one family the first floor the bin Laden building, and one family second building. 

 
One team began the operation the first floor the bin Laden house and worked their way the third floor. second team cleared the separate building. 
 the first floor bin Laden's building, two Qaeda couriers were killed, along 
with woman who was killed crossfire. Bin Laden and his family were found 
the second and third floor the building. There was concern that bin Laden would 
oppose the capture operation --operation rather, and, indeed, did resist. 
 the room with bin Laden, woman --bin Laden's --a woman, rather, bin Laden's 
wife, rushed the U.S. assaulter and was shot the leg but not killed. Bin Laden was 
then shot and killed. was not armed. 
 
Following the firefight, the noncombatants were moved safe location the damaged helicopter was detonated. The team departed the scene via helicopter the USS Carl Vinson the North Arabian Sea. 
 
Aboard the USS Carl Vinson, the burial bin Laden was done conformance with 
Islamic precepts and practices. The deceased's body was washed and then placed white sheet. The body was placed weighted bag; military officer read 
prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic native speaker. 
After the words were complete, the body was placed prepared flat board, tipped 
up, and the deceased body eased into the sea. 
10/3/2011 9:40 

Narrative Events 
Osama Bin Laden Compound Abbottabad, Pakistan orders the President, small U.S. team assaulted secure compound affluent 
suburb Islamabad capture kill Osama bin Laden. 
The raid was conducted with U.S. military personnel assaulting two helicopters. The team 
methodically cleared the compound moving from room room operation lasting nearly minutes. They were engaged firefight throughout the operation and Osama Bin Laden was killed the assaulting force. addition the bin Laden family, two other families resided the compound: one family the first floor the bin Laden building and one family second building. One team began the operation the first floor the bin Laden house and worked their way the third floor; second team cleared the separate building. the first floor bin Laden's building, two Qaeda couriers were killed along with woman who was killed cross-fire. Bin Laden and his family were found the second and third floor the building. There was concern that bin Laden would oppose the capture operation and indeed resisted. the room with bin Laden, women -bin Laden's wife -rushed the U.S. assaulter and was shot the leg but not killed. Bin laden was then shot and killed. [he was not armed] 
Following the firefight, the non-combatants were moved safe location the damaged helicopter was detonated. 
The team departed the scene via helicopter the USS Carl Vinson the North Arabian Sea. 
Aboard the USS Carl Vinson, the burial bin Laden was done conformance with lslamist precepts and practices. The deceased's body was washed and then placed white sheet. The body was placed weighted bag; military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic native speaker. After the words were complete, the body was placed prepared flat board, tipped up, and the deceased body eased into the sea. 

-----Original Message----
From: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OUSDI Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 2:33 
To: 'Long Letitia NGA-D USA CIV'; 'Rowland Lloyd NGA-DD USA CIV'; Burgess Jr., LTG Ronald L.; 'david.shedd@dia.mil'; 'Bruce.Carlson@nro.mil'; Sapp, Betty, Ms. NRO; 'Kbale:x2@nsa.gov'; 'Inglis, John 
Cc: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI; Gentile, Philip COL OSD OUSDI; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA; Smith, Heidi CIV, OSD OUSDI 
Subject: Recent Media Leaks 
All, 

While are past the initial media blitz that followed the are now seeing increase detailed requests conjunction with books, documentaries, and film projects. These requests are being sent directly the CSAs and are being sent simultaneously multiple agencies. behalf Secretary Gates and Dr. Vickers, request that you decline any direct requests for information regarding the UBL operation, current previous operations, any other operational issues related activities. 
Recently there have also been number sensitive items appearing the press, which quite troubling. need your assistance stopping such information from appearing the news. Even the simplest comments, taken out context accumulation information, can extremely damaging OPSEC. The guidance from the Secretary Gates and Dr. Vickers has been very clear--such unauthorized releases are unacceptable. 
Therefore, ask before you engage with the news media, publishing the entertairunent industry, please ensure that all engagements/information requests are thoroughly coordinated with the Department Defense Public Affairs Office. The OSD Public Affairs Officer for OUSD(I) CDR Bob Mehal (703-697-4162 robert.mehal@osd.mil). also request that you remind your respective work.forces and senior leadership appropriate media engagement policies. 
Tom Ferguson PDUSD(I) 

To: 'Rhodes,
 
Cc: 

DoD: 
This film project only the script development phase, and DoD providing assistance with script research, which something commonly for established filmmakers. 
Until there script 
review, and request for equipment other DoD support, there formal agreement for DoD support. When people working articles, books, documentaries movies that involve the Department Defense request assistance, our best accommodate them make sure the facts are correct. not discuss classified information. 
CIA: 
"As part our public outreach, this Agency -like others our government -has over the years engaged with writers, documentary filmmakers, movie and producers, and others the entertainment industry. Our goal accurate portrayal the men and women the CIA, their vital mission, and the commitment public service that defines them." 
"These claims are ridiculous. When people working articles, books, documentaries movies that 
involve the President ask speak administration officials, our best accommodate them make sure the facts are correct. That's hardly novel approach the media. not discuss classified information. I'd hope that face continued threat from terrorism, the House Committee Homeland Security would have more important topics discuss." 
EXCERPTS FROM: THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING For Immediate Release, August 10, 2011, 12:46 P.M. EDT BYPRESS SECRETARYJAYCARNEY OBL RAID MOVIE: Peter King, the congressman, calling for investigation based report Maureen Dowd's column today saying that Sony Pictures moviemakers doing the OBL raid movie have been given top-level access the most clarified --classified mission history from administration that's tried throw more people jail for leaking classified administration than the Bush administration. think Mr. King less involved, less concerned about the last part. But what's your response that report --both King's interest and also the inherent criticism that Maureen Dowd
MR. CARNEY: Well, have response that. First all, the claims are ridiculous. When people, including you, this room are working articles, books, documentaries movies that involve the President, ask speak administration officials, our best accommodate them make sure the facts are correct. That hardly novel approach the media. not discuss classified information. And would hope that face continued threat from terrorism, the House Committee Homeland Security would have more important topics discuss than movie. 
The information that this White House has provided about that mission has been focused the President's role --there difference the information that we've given anybody who working this topic from what gave those you this room who worked the days and weeks after the raid itself. fact, the most specific information we've given from this White House about the actual raid read you from !his podium. it's simply false. 
Parker, Fatima OSD 
From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 :05 
To: Lapan, David COL OSD PA; Martin, Jeremy COL OSD Cc: James, Darryn CAPT OSD PA; Turner, James OSD PA; Parker, Tamara LTC OSD PA; Gregory, James OSD PA; Robbins, Elizabeth OSD 
Subject: FW: UBL Movie 
Col Lapan, FYI/SA. Boal and Bigelow are scheduled meet with DepCIA the 15th and trying get them Vickers schedule -will work include Phil that meeting 
well. 
Col Martin, Please feel free forward Wilson your discretion -he has personally been involved with this project. 
Vr/Bob 
CDR Bob Mehal OASD{PA) 703-697-4162 
Bin Laden: The Movie  
Boston Review team 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 armed bodyguards followed, ... 
Bin Laden: The Movie 
The director The Hurt Locker takes the 9/11 mastermind Alan Stone Jonathan Olley Summit Entertainment The first account Osama Bin Laden's death was like the screenplay for John Wayne movie. team 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 armed bodyguards followed, which amazingly none the Seals were injured killed. The stronghold was secured. When the Seals reached Bin Laden's living quarters, the armed leader Qaeda tried use one his wives human shield, sharp-shooting Seal aimed high and blew away the top his head. 
Old-fashioned justice was served, not the law the books, but the law the Western frontier that has long been cinema's stock and trade. The villain dies with gun his hand, and the hero the white hat, honest and honorable, overcomes impossible odds. The familiar narrative sent people out into the streets waving American flags triumph and chanting, "U.S.A., U.S.A.," Americans reportedly first did when our ragtag hockey team upset Soviet professionals the 1980 Winter Olympics. This the version Bin Laden's death that most Americans wanted hear, having waited for decade after 9/11 get the guy who did it. the days that followed, learned that this story was far from the truth, which emerged 
more slowly and disjointedly. The raid had not been flawless: one the high-tech choppers 
had gone down for unexplained reasons and had destroyed; the Seals faced almost 
armed resistance; Bin Laden himself was not armed, nor did use his wife shield; and 

two Seals shot him close range, one bullet hitting him the head, the other the chest. Many the Muslim world thought died martyr. 
Which version the story will take its place popular history? doubt Hollywood will have something say about that. Only days after Bin Laden's corpse slid into the Arabian Sea, Hollywood director, Kathryn Bigelow, announced that screenplay was underway and the first actor had been cast. fact Bigelow and writer Mark Boal had already been working screenplay dealing with the search for Bin Laden. Now they had ending. 
Bigelow and Boal have collaborated before-on the screenplay and co-producers The Hurt Locker, which earned Bigelow Oscar for direction, the first ever won woman. emotionally charged Oscar night, Bigelow took Best Picture from her former husband and collaborator James Cameron, whose blockbuster Avatar was favored. Bigelow had tried blockbuster herself, the confusingly titled. K-19: The Widowmaker {2002), based true story about Soviet atomic submarine that nearly exploded 1961. When the sub's cooling system was compromised, Soviet officers faced impossible dilemma: risk deadly radiation allow nuclear explosion that would surely lead the third world war. Bigelow had $100 million budget, first-rate cast, and interesting idea: ordinary, even politically placed, officers with all the petty interests self-serving human beings would unexpectedly the right thing and save the world. According the Web site Box Office Mojo, the film lost about $35 million theaters. few years later, while her ex-husband was making one the most expensive movies Hollywood history, Bigelow looked for low-budget project. 
Only days after Bin Laden's. corpse slid into the Arabian Sea, Kathryn Bigelow announced that screenplay was underway. 
She found Boal, journalist who had worked for Playboy and written about the Iraq War. That tragic, senseless slaughter Iraqis and the sacrifice young American lives grinds under the Petraeus military strategy that asks our troops bribe their way into the good graces people whose lives have ruined. this were the plot for Hollywood movie, one would believe it. 
American movie audiences have little interest films based the Iraq War. But they care deeply about the soldiers who have fought there. And Boal's reporting focused the plight our soldiers, not the progress our war. His first screenplay seems have been based the work other reporters who tracked down series ghastly murders colllllitted soldiers returned from Iraq. The message that film, the Valley Elah (2007), was that the horror Iraq was turning our soldiers-our children-into monsters. Boal carefully 
stayed away from the psychiatric jargon post-traumatic stress disorder, instead focusing how the war was destroying the humanity our soldiers: they had become lost souls, price too high even the name god and country. The film was succes d'estime mostly because Tommy Lee Jones's performance the father veteran murdered other 
soldiers. important antiwar film. 
When Boal connected with Bigelow, was working screenplay about his experience 
journalist embedded with bomb-defusing squad Baghdad 2004. BigeloW;.Jho resists the 
stereotypes about female directors saving from the male "gaze" and the chromosome's 
preoccupation with violence-was interested. Her fascination with violence emerged film 
school Columbia, where her student project seems almost prophetic: fifteen-minute 
sequence two men (one apparently Gary Busey) beating each other, while the soundtrack 
two semioticians theorize about the endless appetite for violence films. not clear 
whether Bigelow, whose background avant-garde conceptual art, wanted make point 
about violence whether the film was kind conceptual art with images and sounds 
approaching the same subject via different tracks-the thing itself and the discourse about 
it. Bigelow moved Hollywood and made films that she characterizes "pushing the