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It is the same character, Tran, in Vietnam and in China. The connection is easy to miss - I've watched this film a million times and just caught this for the first time today. Near the end of the film, when Muir is arranging the rescue with Duncan, he mentions to Duncan that Bishop had an old friend on the "Sideshow" op (Commander Wiley's op) going on near ...


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It has to do with his citizenship. Espionage against the country you are a citizen of is a domestic offense punishable by death. Espionage against a country you are not a citizen of I would imagine falls under the Geneva Convention as a prisoner of war and follows different processing and sentencing. If the President doesn't claim him, he would be tried as a ...


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Let's look at the options the CIA got: Pursue him legally. Although he has certainly broken the law with his actions, the CIA cannot just admit that they got deceived by a single employee who invaded a (quasi) enemy country with a marine team just to enforce his own private goals. That would be quite embarrassing. I don't think the few bosses from the ...


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There may be something to Folger's and Muir's history -- maybe Muir's always read the NDA's and this is a departure. But regardless of that, here's my theory: Non-disclosure agreements often bind both parties. Muir can't talk without violating the agreement, but neither can the CIA. And if they do break the agreement, all bets are off. So if that's the ...


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I have no research for this, but maybe Folger is considering that Muir has not been disclosing things to them - having signed a thousand NDAs, he is a man who keeps secrets. Moments later they discover his deception.


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That scene is in the "deleted scenes" of the DVD. They meet in Troy meets Miur in a weird place that looked like a cafe in Egypt. As Troy is reviewing Miur's ops report he comes to a question that asks to give an evaluation of Hadley's future threat. There Miur wrote "unknown". So Troy reads this questioning it in a surprised way "possible threat... Unknown?...



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