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Emails from Mike Bickers and Doublas Wilson

Emails from Mike Bickers and Doublas Wilson

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Gregory James LTC OSC
From:
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Signed By:
FYI/SA.
Mehal, Robert CDR OSD
Monday, June 13, 2011 7:57
PA; James, Darryn CAPT OSD
Fregory, James LTC OSD PA; Robbins,
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LTC OSD
FW: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBL Movie
robert. mehal@osd.mil
b:: COl OSO
Vr/Bob
CDR Bob Mehal
OASD(PA)
703-697-4162
-----Original Message----From: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 7:45
To: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI; Mehal, Robert CDR OSD PA; Morrell, Geoff OSD PA;
Kirby, John Capt JCS SJS OCJCS
Subject: RE: EXSUM: Meeting with Mark Boal UBl Movie
Mike, many thanks. Copying John Kirby, top comms advisor CJCS, this. think this
looks very good way forward, and agree particularly that need careful here dont open the media floodgates this. 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 Ill provide any
additional context get from WHo Thanks--Doug
-----Original Message----From: Vickers, Michael HON OSD OUSDI
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 7:02
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-approved talking
points used the night the operation. spoke with ADM Olson andl(b)(3):U.S.c. 130~m Friday
about DoD participation. They are thinking over. They would like shape the 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? (b)
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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-----Original Message----From: Wilson, Douglas HON OSD
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 (b) (3) (b) (6) this point. would very interested learn your findings from DD/CIA. addition, 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,
going cooperate with Mark his research for the film? Will SD, CJCS, ~~~II
~(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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Sent from wireless handheld
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.
-----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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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 (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: 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 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, (b)(6) (b) (3) Response was not yet, but certainly something would looking doing
U.S.C.130(b)
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