An American correspondent pretends to go over to the Nazi's in World War II but is instead working for the officially neutral United States against Hitler.

Blue Light - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 1966-01-12

Blue Light - Blue Light (counter-terrorist subunit) - Netflix

Blue Light was an American counter-terrorist subunit of the 5th Special Forces Group that existed into the late 1970s. According to Col. Charles Beckwith's memoirs, this counter-terrorist group was formed by U.S. Army Special Forces leadership who disagreed with or felt politically threatened by Beckwith's Delta Force, which existed outside the Special Forces hierarchy. He stated that the unit was disbanded when Delta Force went operational. Beckwith's memoir, Delta Force, reports that commanders of the 5th Special Forces Group were asked by top brass of the Pentagon to quickly organize a Green Beret counter-terrorist unit to fill in until Delta Force was fully operational; Beckwith estimated it would take two years. Blue Light and Delta had a somewhat adversarial relationship for those two years. The traditional Special Forces leadership felt that they could handle counter-terrorist duties within the Special Forces community (with Blue Light). Delta existed outside of that bureaucracy, with a direct line to top US Department of Defense (DOD) brass and the President. Delta therefore represented a political threat in the minds of some Special Forces commanders. Nevertheless, Delta went on to complete its initial certification exercise in July 1978, and Blue Light was deactivated shortly thereafter. Allegedly, no Blue Light member applied to Delta nor was asked by Delta to do so. Blue Light S-2, Capt. Tim Casey, was later one of the intelligence officers assigned to JTF 1–79 which commanded the ill-fated Eagle Claw.

Blue Light - Origin of name - Netflix

Blue Light may have been a randomly generated code name, or may be a reference to American radar officer's slang, in which “to bluelight” can reportedly be used as a verb, meaning “to detect a contact with radar,” thus metaphorically suggesting the ability to discover the enemy's hiding place. Founding member Gary O'Neal postulated in his book, American Warrior, that the Col. Montell used the name because it was the name of an undercover OSS mission in France during World War II.

Blue Light - References - Netflix