ClandesTime 168 – Executive Decision

February 3, 20190 sec
The 1996 action thriller Executive Decision was an early example of what should be called ‘irregular war films’, pitting a team of special forces commandos against a gang of terrorists, on a hijacked plane headed for Washington DC. In this episode I analyse Executive Decision for it’s bizarre mirroring of elements of the 9/11 attacks, the political storm surrounding its release, and the influence the Pentagon had on the script. I discuss on how Hollywood reflects the shift from traditional to irregular warfare, and helped sell the war on terror before it had even begun. (Read more...)

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