WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman is charging that the CIA and Defense Department jeopardized national security by cooperating too closely with filmmakers producing a movie on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King first raised questions about the bin Laden movie last summer, but said Wednesday that newly released documents confirm his suspicions.
The filmmakers are director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, who won Academy Awards for the motion picture "The Hurt Locker."
Defense Department spokesman George Little said the Pentagon engages on a regular basis with the entertainment industry on movie projects, to make the films as realistic as possible.
King, a New York Republican, said that Bigelow and Boal had extremely close, unprecedented and potentially dangerous collaboration with the CIA and DOD.