Pentagon Probing Bin Laden Filmmakers' Special Access

Law360, Los Angeles (January 5, 2012, 4:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense is investigating allegations that the filmmakers behind a movie about the military raid that killed Osama bin Laden were given special access to potentially classified information, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., announced Thursday.

The investigation, along with a CIA plan to develop new written policies, comes in response to King’s Aug. 9 letter raising questions about a report that the White House gave film director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning team behind “The Hurt Locker,”...
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