The true story of British officials who reported in the press about the NSA’s illegal espionage operation intended to force the UN Security Council to sanction the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Gavin Hood Authors:
Gregory Bernstein (screenplay), Sarah Bernstein (screenplay) | Official secrets, a moral story for the 21st century, tell the true story of British intelligence truck Catherine Gunn, who leaked an NSA secret memo during the 2003 US-UK illegal operation in Iraq following the 2003 invasion of Iraq . by the UN Security Council. The Memorandum proposes the decline of smaller, unspecified Member States to vote for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published a leaked document in The Observer magazine in London and has received news stories all over the world. Security Council members were upset and the chances of a UN resolution in favor of the war collapsed. But after a few days, Bush said he no longer needed UN support and that he had invaded anyway. When Iraq wreaked havoc, Catharine was arrested and charged with breaching the law on official secrecy. Martin is also facing possible charges. Their legal battles have revealed the highest levels of government in London and Washington …