The Pentagon did not provide production support to the movie Independence Day because it portrayed the military as ineffective against the alien threat. There also was dialogue mentioning Area 51 and Will Smith’s Air Force character dated a stripper. But in 2016, the United States Army developed a months-long, multi-platform promotional campaign for the movie’s sequel.
In my latest article for Shadowproof I go through over 100 pages of documents released by the US Army that reveal the technological sophistication of this campaign, as well as the military’s plot to ‘own’ the US national holiday of independence day as well as philosophical notions of US independence and liberty.
Documents: Inside The US Army’s Massive $2 Million Propaganda Campaign For ‘Independence Day’ Sequel