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Mehal, Robert CDR
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Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSD
Monday, June 27,2011 4:58
Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
FW: Boal/Bergen
douglas.weinstein@osd.mil
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Bob,
FYSA from the WHo
Doug
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Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011
To: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDJ
Subject:
You should hearing from Mark Boal, screenwriter for the UBL movie being directed Katherine Bigallo, request time
with Vickers for interviewlbackgrounder. getting copy the request from our press, and not exactly sure
how was conveyed us.
Peter Bergen also interest~d contacting your office for the book hes writing UBL.
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Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI
Subject:
Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Tuesday, June 07,2011 10:27
Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI
Marrs. James BrigGen OSD OUSDI; Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI; Vickers, Michael
HON OSD OUSDI; Morrell, Geoff OSD
Re: Bin Laden Movie
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Cc:
Thanks Doug.
R/Bob
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Original Message ----From: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 10:12
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Cc: Marrs, James BrigGen OSD OUSDlj Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI
Subject: RE: Bin Laden Movie
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Bob,
USD(I) will meet with Mark Boal 1245-1330. Thanks.
Doug
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Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2911 7:92
To: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI
Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OUSDlj Marrs, James BrigGen OSD OUSDI; Lowery, Todd CIV
OSD OUSDlj Smith, Heidi CIV, OSD OUSDI
Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie
Doug, Need 39-45 minures Thursday per the Boss. will back the office Thursday morning. Please let know what available can
coordinate. Will BB.
R/Bob
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Cc: Morrell, Geoff OSD PAj Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDlj Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI
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Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie
Bob,
Thank you. Thursday good for me, D.C, and available your convenience.
Mark
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Subject: Bin Laden Movie
Sent: ]un 2811 18:86
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 86, 2811 84:S7
To: Morrell, Geoff OSD
Cc: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Subject: Re: Bin laden movie
Theyve already talked DD/CIA Morell.
Happy meet with them.
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From: Morrell, Geoff OSD
Sent: Sunday, June 8S, 2811 11:38
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 Defense
Pentagon Press Secretary
783-614-2935 (0)
571-389-4978 (C)
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Sent: Sunday, June 8S, 2811 11:27
To: Morrell, Geoff OSD
Subject: Bin laden movie
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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 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 projects scope ....
Please let know you would you for facilitating introduction. Ill D.C.
for least few more days.
Thanks,
Mark Boal
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Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI
Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI
Thursday, June 09, 2011 5:29
Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Re: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie
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Correct. Senior pentagon official.
Original Message ----From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2811 85:25
To: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI
Subject: RE: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie
Doug, this the article referring to?? different Yemen article?
New York Times
June 2011
U.S. Intensifying Secret Campaign Yemen Airstrikes Mark Mazzetti
WASHINGTON The Obama administration has intensified the American covert war Yemen,
exploiting growing power vacuum the country strike militant suspects with armed
drones and fighter jets, according American officials.
The acceleration the American campaign recent weeks comes amid violent conflict
Yemen that has left the government Sana, United States ally, struggling cling
power. Yemeni troops that had been battling militants linked Qaeda the south have
been pulled back the capital, and American officials see the strikes one the few
options keep the militants from consolidating power. Friday, American jets killed Abu Ali al-Harithi, midlevel Qaeda operative, and several
other militant suspects strike southern Yemen. According witnesses, four civilians
were also killed the airstrike. Weeks earlier, drone aircraft fired missiles aimed
Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American-born cleric who the United States government has tried kill for more than year. Mr. Awlaki survived.
The recent operations come after nearly year-long pause American airstrikes, which were
halted amid concerns that poor intelligence had led bungled missions and civilian deaths
that were undercutting the goals the secret campaign.
Officials Washington said that the American and Saudi spy services had been receiving more
information from electronic eavesdropping and informants about the possible locations
militants. But, they added, the outbreak the wider conflict Yemen created new risk:
that one faction might feed information the Americans that could trigger air strikes
against rival group. senior Pentagon official, speaking only condition anonymity, said Wednesday that
using force against militants Yemen was further complicated the fact that Qaeda
operatives have mingled with other rebels and antigovernment militants, making harder for
the United States attack without the appearance picking sides.
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The American campaign Yemen led the Pentagons 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 Yemens 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 Americas war Yemen has been among the Obama administrations most closely
guarded secrets, officials worried that news unilateral American operations could
undermine Mr. Salehs 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 governments defense.
Weve seen the regime move its assets away from counterterrorism and toward its own
survival, said Christopher Boucek, 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. Boucek 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. Qaedas affiliate Yemen believed the C.I.A. pose the greatest immediate threat the United States, more than even Qaedas senior leadership believed hiding
Pakistan. The Yemen group has been linked the attempt blow transatlantic jetliner Christmas Day 2009 and last years 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 groups
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 Salehs departure for Saudi Arabia, where continues receive medical treatment,
this isnt time for inaction, said the spokesman, Mark Toner. There government that
remains place there, and they need seize the moment and move forward.
Muhammad aI-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 2D961)
Washington, 20301-1400
(703) 697-4162
-----Original Message----From: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 5:18
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Subject: Re: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie
Boss asked about information related yesterdays NYT article Yemen. Reference defense
official remarks. you have any insights?
Doug
Original Message ----From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 04:38
TO: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI
Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OLlSDlj 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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Subject: EXSLlM: 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: 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. 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: 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 000 support (realizes that will require script for
review)
USDI:
Recommended looking from main components CIA, 000, 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
l(b)(3):U.S.C.13Gb Asked Boal had asked speak with WH, SECDEF, CJCS, VCJCS, orL_ 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 20961)
Washington, 20301-1400
(703) 697-4162
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Weinstein, Douglas aSD aUSDI
From:
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Weinstein, Douglas aSD aUSDI
Monday, June 13, 2011 9:31
Mehal, Robert CDR aSD
Lowery, Todd CIV aSD aUSDI
RE: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie
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, 2811 8:37
To: Weinstein, Douglas OSD OUSDI
Cc: Lowery, Todd CIV OSD OUSDI
SUbject: FW: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie
Doug, Just FYI, will likely end needing minute slot the last week June.
keep you posted. Bob
Will
Commander Bob Mehal
Public Affairs Officer
Defense Press Operations
1488 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D961)
Washington, 28381-1488
(783) 697-4162
-----Original Message----From: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2811 7:82
To: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PA; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 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 shouldnt, but answering
questions, such How did you feel that point?). Morell was also asked offer his
assessment the Directors participation the operation. Several CIA staff have talked
with Mark. For the intelligence case, they are basically using the WH-a roved talking
points used the night the operation. spoke with ADM Olson and (b)(3):U.S.C. Friday
about DoD participation. They are thinking over. They would like ape story
prevent any gross inaccuracies, but not want make look like the commanders think
its 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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were involved the operation. Thanks. Mike
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Sent: Friday. June 18. 2811 8:45
To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDlj Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA; 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 and has not asked, nor have
volunteered, talking SO, CJCS (b)(3):U.S.C. this point. would very interested learn your findings from DO/CIA. 1t10n, 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,
bT)c
l~~~~~=~_~=_Jtalkgoing him? cooperate +b: qoD CIA has
with Mark his research for the film? Will SO,
already met with Mark their part. will find
DO/CIA how forthcoming they were.
Thanks, Mike
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Original Message ----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.
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Sent: Thursday, June 89, 2811 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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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: 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. 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: 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)
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POST Meeting: suggested reach out the get sense their position/support for the
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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
Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PA; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Ferguson, Thomas ACIV, OSD OUSDI; Morrell, Geoff OSD PA; Whitman, Bryan SES
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Bob,
The June-1 July period works better for me.
provide rep then well.
Should have answer whether JSOC will
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Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 02:34
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PAj Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI
Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OUSDlj Morrell, Geoff OSD PAj Whitman, Bryan SES OSD PAj
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Thanks, Bob.
from set the second session with Vickers. getting additional guidance
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Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:19
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Cc: Ferguson, Thomas CIV, OSD OUSDlj Wilson, Douglas HON OSD PAj Morrell, Geoff OSD PAj
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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
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Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 21311 12:07
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie
Bob:
Good afternoon. Following the meeting with Vickers, take away that wed try find some time sit down again before the summer holidays. dates when Ill next
D.C. are:
213-21 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 WHo
Thanks again for setting all this up.
Best,
Mark Jun 21311, 8:132 AM, Mehal, Robert CDR OSD wrote: Mark,
Great! can start breathing again ... was worried were going lose the spot. will waiting the Pentagons Visitors 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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Date: Tue, Jun 2011 16:23:27
I From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD [mailto:Robert.Mehal@osd.mill Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1:41 To: Sarah Zukowski Cc: Redding, Gregory OSD Subject: RE: Mark Baal 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)
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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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Subject:
Location:
Interview Mark Baal Kathryn Bigelow
Start:
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Fri 7/15120116:00
Fri 7/15/20117:00
Recurrence:
(none)
Meeting Status:
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Organizer:
Required Attendees:
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Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
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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
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Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 09:87
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Subject: Re: Bin laden movie hes still DC, happy meet Thurs.
Pentagon this summer. not, can provide dates when Ill the
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----- Original Message ----From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2ell e6:59
To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDIj Morrell, Geoff OSD
Subject: Re: Bin laden movie
Sir, Only issue will timing.
Vr/Bob
When are you back before you head NC?
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----- Original Message----From: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI
sent: Monday, June e6, 2011 04:57
To: Morrell, Geoff OSD
Cc: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Subject: Re: Bin laden movie
Theyve already talked DO/CIA Morell.
Happy meet with them.
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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 Defense
Pentagon Press Secretary
703-614-2935 (0)
571-309-4978 (C)
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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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Re: Jun Jul window looks best for the Boss.
Will keep you informed.
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----- Original MeSSag~ ----From: [mailto:mar (b)(6)
Sent: Tuesday, June 2ell 12:e6
To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie
Bob:
Good afternoon. Following the meeting with Vickers, take away that wed try find some time sit down again before the summer holidays. dates when Ill next
D.C. are:
28-21 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 WHo
Thanks again for setting all this up.
Best,
Mark Jun 2811, 8:82 AM, Mehal, Robert CDR OSD wrote: Mark,
Great! can start breathing again ... was worried were going lose the spot. will waiting the Pentagons Visitors Center (Metro Entrance), please allow few
minutes for security screening. will meet with Vickers 1215 and has hard 1388 stop.
See you then.
Resp,
Bob
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations 1488 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D961) Washington, 28381-1488 (783) 697-4162 ---~-Original Message----> From: Mark Boal [mai1to:mark~(b)(6) Sent: Thursday, June 89, 2811~le~:5~6~AMmr-- To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie Yes can there noon Sent from iPhone Jun 2811, 9:59 AM, Mehal, Robert CDR OSD  wrote:
Mark, Please let know you can here 1288; trying hold the spot.
Vr/Bob
Commander Bob Mehal
Public Affairs Officer
Defense Press Operations
1488 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D961)
Washington, 28381-1488
(783) 697-4162
-----Original Message----From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Sent: Thursdav.
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Subject: RE: Bin Movie
JUo:
Mark, there any chance can move the meeting 1288 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
1488 Defense pentagon (Rm 20961)
Washington, 28381-1488
(783) 697-4162
-----Original Message----From: mark~(b)(6)
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Subject: Re: Bin Laden Movie
Roger
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Bob,
Stop the front office today and lets lock time.
Best,
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Copy all Sir. YR, Bob
Commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer
Defense Press Operations 1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D961)
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Sir, are looking June follow-up meeting between Vickers and Mark Boals. VrlBob
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Doug
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Gentlemen, FYI
Best,
Phil
Philip Strub
Director Entertainment Media
Department Defense
The Pentagon, 966
Washington, 20301-1400 (703) 695-2936 (703) 692-5294
-----Original Message----From: Strub, Philip OSD
Sent: Thursday, June 16,2011 8:52
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IWilson, Douglas HON OSD PA; Farnsworth, Sarah OSD PA; Ogilvie, Vicente OSD
Subject: RE: bin Laden movie Mark,
Ill today (Thurs 6/16) and tomorrow, from about 0830-1700 EDT.
Best,
Phil Philip Strub
Director Entertainment Media
Department Defense
The Pentagon, 2E966
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-SenE-Wednesday, June 15,2011 7:13 To: Struo, Philip OSD
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IWilson, Douglas HaN OSD
Subject: bin Laden movie Phil.
Hope this finds you well.
This just quick note say that, you may have heard, writing and producing new film which Kathryn Bigelow
will direct and SONY will release 20] and which deals with the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the May] raid that
resulted his death. Ive 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. welcome the opportunity give you uick briefing.
Best,
Mark Boal
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Thursday, June 16,2011 4:12
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-----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
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:36 Nvp. Edward COL USSOCOM HQj Gregory, James LTC OSD PAj Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PAj
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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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Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2811 8:52
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Wilson, Douglas HaN OSD PA; Farnsworth, Sarah OSD PA; Ogilvie,
Vicente OSD
Subject: RE: bin Laden movie Mark,
Ill 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, 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. Ive 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. welcome the opportunity give you quick
briefing.
Best,
Mark Boal
From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD 
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To: mar~lb )(6)  From: Mark Boal [mailto:markl(9)(6) Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 06:32 To: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD Subject: Re: Vickers Scheduling this week Hey, understand. Ill let know schedule firms up, and thanks for trying. Btw you get chance talk for few minutes tomorrow, that would great. would like give quick progress report Sent from iPhone Jun 28, 2011, 5:24 PM, Mehal, Robert CDR OSD  wrote:
Mark, Bad news from the schedulers. Vickers mtg that were hoping would cancelled tomorrow afternoon going happen. So, this point there not minute window between now and Friday night dont know how does it. Are you planning come back town anytime soon? Resp,
Bob
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Friday, July 08, 2011 10:55
Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
RE: UBL Movie least hear some whats been discussed.
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jSent: Friday, July 08, 2011 10:51
iTo: Strub, Philip OSD
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IGood know. will push include you. Vr/Bob
commander Bob Mehal Public Affairs Officer Defense Press Operations
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D961) Washington, 20301-1400
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-----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
-----Origi nal Message----From: Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 10:44
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 J5th TDY the
week 18-22 Jul.
Vr/Bob Bin
Laden: The Movie 
Boston Review A~eam highly trained special forces-Navy Seals willing die for their country-had helicoptered deep into Pakistan and
entered Bin Ladens secret compound late-night surprise attack. firefight with Bin Ladens armed bodyguards followed,
Commander Bob Mehal
Public Affairs Officer
Defense Press Operations
1400 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2D961)
Washington, 20301-1400
(703) 697-4162