Does "Act of Valor" reveal too much about SEALs?
Navy SEALs do most of their work in secret. But they've been in the spotlight recently because of last year's high-profile raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and a daring hostage rescue in Somalia last month.
"Act of Valor," a new movie in theaters Friday, uses real Navy SEALs to show viewers how they do their dangerous special operations.
But does it reveal too much?
Mike McCoy, co-producer and director of "Act of Valor," defended the movie's vetting process, "What's important to know is that all the operational planning on these missions was done by the SEALs themselves. They were on the set every day making sure that nothing was being given away. The Navy had a full scrub on the film for technique, tactic and procedure. Every frame was looked at. I mean, the last thing anybody wanted to do is give their playbook away. We're absolutely not doing that. We respect what is classified, and I think everybody should respect what is classified."
The film has had a number of critics, including Lt. Gen. James Vaught, an 85-year-old former leader of the Green Berets, who say what they do and how they do it should stay undercover.
CBS News senior correspondent John Miller, former deputy director of National Intelligence said, "I was sitting there saying, that's real, that's real. They did it exactly the way it is done. Operationally in real life. There's an argument that if you go on the internet and you look up what is a halo jump and what is a dynamic entry, that you can find it piece by piece. ... The other argument, of course, is, if you're the adversary and you see this movie and you kidnap somebody and you're in a hideout, you're not going to sleep that night knowing that these guys are out there and that have these capabilities."
For more on "Act of Valor," including its focus on the Navy SEALs' dedication, as well as their families, watch the video in the player above.
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