Spy Culture Documents

Files and documents on military, intelligence and other government involvement in and support to the entertainment industry.

Steven Seagal and the Geneva Convention

Steven Seagal and the Geneva Convention

1996's action thriller Executive Decision may be light on action and lacking thrills but it is notable for one thing - the script violated the Geneva Convention and led to the Pentagon temporarily withdrawing support for the film.  When the producers initially approached the DOD they were told that military ...
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DOD Accidentally Release Social Security Numbers for Executive Decision Stars

DOD Accidentally Release Social Security Numbers for Executive Decision Stars

The Department of Defense's entertainment liaison office file on the 1996 thriller Executive Decision was, for many years, secreted in a private archive in a library in Georgetown.  Now liberated by Matt Alford, one page of the file details the stars who needed to be filmed on-board military aircraft, including ...
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The Pentagon Rewrites History Through Movies - In Total Violation of its Directives on Hollywood

The Pentagon Rewrites History Through Movies – In Total Violation of its Directives on Hollywood

The DOD claim that they only rewrite Hollywood scripts in order to ensure accuracy and to inform the public about the military and its mission.  This is total bullshit.  One of the best examples comes from the 2016 film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, where the original script included an event that ...
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How Many Movies has the Pentagon Prevented from Being Made?

How Many Movies has the Pentagon Prevented from Being Made?

The Pentagon's censorship of movie scripts is fairly well established - I have documented numerous instances on this site.  But their ultimate power is the ability to kill a production, to prevent a film being made.  While there is little evidence that the Pentagon wields this power knowingly, a rejection ...
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Phil Strub - Media liaison

Two Documents that Prove Phil Strub Has Not Told the Truth About the Entertainment Liaison Offices

A few months ago, then DOD Hollywood liaison Phil Strub gave an interview in which he described the work of the entertainment liaison offices.  A document recently released by the US Navy proves that many of Strub's statements simply aren't true, and that the Pentagon are much more aggressive and ...
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When Thatcher Exploited the England Football Team

When Thatcher Exploited the England Football Team

The 1990 World Cup was considered a big success for the England football team, as getting to the semi-finals was the greatest progress in a tournament since winning the trophy in 1966.  Documents recently released by the National Archives show that the July 1990 visit to Number 10 Downing Street ...
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