In the military, the term danger close means troops are in close range of bombs, rockets, mortars and other friendly fire.
For TV reporter Alex Quade, who has worked for Fox and CNN, Danger Close is also the title of her new documentary, highlighting her time embedded with U.S. special operations forces.
The documentary, which debuts Thursday night at the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival, tells the story of U.S. Special Operations Forces and what it is like to cover their secret and dangerous world.
“This is the closest Americans will get to go along with elite special forces troops and other amazing service members,” said Quade, 48. “This is as ‘danger close’ to war as you will possibly get and it shows the love in this brotherhood and for each other.”
Quade is headed to Tampa for the debut. She said she was inspired to make the film, and to spend so much time embedding with commandos in Afghanistan and Iraq, by a motto U.S. troops follow.
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