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Director Kathryn Bigelow explains the significance of the title: It’s a military term for 30 minutes after midnight, and it refers also to the darkness and secrecy that cloaked the entire decade long mission. And this review reveals: ...the raid that has Navy SEALs striking Bin Laden's Pakistan compound [happens] at half past midnight (the coded ...


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Close but not exactly Simon. Being in the Military I have rarely heard "Zero Dark Thirty" it is almost always pronounced as "Oh Dark Thirty," "Oh Dark Hundred" or mainly "Oh Dark Stupid". It refers to simply the 0 before the time in 24 hour time. Example: 0100, 0230, 0450 would all be pronounced in the above fashion and NOT by "One Dark Hundred" or "Two ...


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It's humourous military slang for the small hours of the night, when you'd rather be asleep than on duty. In addition to zero dark thirty, another term is zero dark hundred, or more commonly oh dark hundred, which, according to a qualified paratrooper (Army, Airborne) and former soldier (MI, Armor, Engineer): In military (US) slang that period [between ...


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Turns out it's answered in the trivia section of the IMDb entry: "0 dark 30" is a term commonly used by the military to refer to a non-specific time when it is dark outside, either very late or very early. However, the prevailing pronunciation is "oh dark thirty".


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The CIA along with the NGA was able to generate 3D representations of the entire compound. By constant observations they even correctly deduced the number of people, gender and their occupation. The construction of the house and the fact that no one other than the courier mr al - kuwaiti went outside implies that the compound is indeed a hideout for some ...


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IMO, the monkeys at the Army base were a very important plot-device. They are used to portray that the CIA operatives, especially those involved with interrogating the prisoners (like Dan), are not inhumane. The audience may be carried away to believe that these operatives are cruel, heartless beasts inclined towards extracting the info from the prisoners at ...



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