Archived posts with tag ‘Hollywood’

Danger Room: Is This a Super-Secret Stealth Helicopter … or a Hollywood Fake?

It’s either one of the biggest aviation news scoops in the last decade, or the latest in Hollywood fakery. Today ace aviation reporter David Cenciotti circulated the above photo, apparently depicting a stealth helicopter similar to those used by the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command in the May 2011 that killed Osama Bin Laden in his Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound. The photo originally appeared with little notation on Photobucket.

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Danger Room: Special Ops Chief Denies Helping Bin Laden Filmmakers

TAMPA, Florida — Adm. William McRaven, America’s top commando officer, loves movies about his special operators. “My introduction to Special Operations Forces was the movie The Green Berets,” he tells Danger Room, referring to the classic 1968 John Wayne flick set in Vietnam. But that doesn’t mean McRaven is eager to spill the secrets of Special Operations Command to today’s filmmakers. And in the case of one controversial upcoming movie about the May 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, McRaven says he and his command provided no assistance whatsoever.

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