On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
A Freedom of Information lawsuit from Judicial Watch revealed that director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal met with high-ranking officials in the CIA and were given unusual access to rooms the CIA used to plan the Bin Laden raid while researching for their Bin Laden film, Zero Dark Thirty, which will be released in December.
The FOI release ruffled some feathers on Capitol Hill. Rep. Peter King was worried Bigelow and Boal were part of an "extremely close, unprecedented and potentially dangerous collaboration" with the CIA. Considering Washington is suffering from leak fever right now, Panetta was forced to respond.