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14th Apr '16 8:46:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''DoctorStrangelove'' and ''FailSafe'' the bomber crews only unseal their targeting orders after the attack command is given. In the latter, they consist of one word- "MOSCOW".

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* In ''DoctorStrangelove'' ''Film/DoctorStrangelove'' and ''FailSafe'' the bomber crews only unseal their targeting orders after the attack command is given. In the latter, they consist of one word- "MOSCOW".
5th Apr '16 3:29:25 AM StarTropes
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28th Dec '15 7:21:34 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* This is used numerous times int he ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, by all sides of the various conflicts. The first and probably most notable one involved a double deception involving false orders and sealed orders to throw of enemy spies allowing Admiral White Haven to ambush a Havenite attack force in Yeltsin.

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* This is used numerous times int he ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, by all sides of the various conflicts. The first and probably most notable one involved a double deception involving false orders and sealed orders to throw of off enemy spies allowing Admiral White Haven to ambush a Havenite attack force in Yeltsin.
31st Oct '15 1:23:34 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'': [=AUTO=] has sealed orders to [[spoiler:not return to Earth]], one of many {{Shout Out}}s to ''2001''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'': [=AUTO=] ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': AUTO has sealed orders to [[spoiler:not return to Earth]], one of many {{Shout Out}}s to ''2001''.
15th Sep '15 6:08:19 PM jormis29
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* The film ''{{Push}}'' centers around Sealed Orders to get around the mind reading capabilities of a psychic. The one who came up with the plan also [[MemoryGambit has his memory of coming up with it wiped]] to further ensure its success.

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* The film ''{{Push}}'' ''Film/{{Push}}'' centers around Sealed Orders to get around the mind reading capabilities of a psychic. The one who came up with the plan also [[MemoryGambit has his memory of coming up with it wiped]] to further ensure its success.
11th Aug '15 5:06:21 AM LtFedora
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* In ''Film/DasBoot'', U-96 barely survives a convoy attack and having used most of their fuel, they decide to return to their home port in France. Unfortunately, they then get a new message through the Enigma code machine which is "for captain's eyes only." He then gets the necessary ciphers from a safe, only to learn that their orders are to head for the Mediterranean.
15th Sep '14 11:19:28 AM FelixGriffin
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* The government stops using sealed orders in ''Series/GetSmart'', because none of the agents are able to break the wax when it's time to open them.
26th Aug '14 6:19:35 AM Sensemaker
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A military trope where a unit is ordered to go out somewhere, with the Captain only being informed of his or her orders after they have left. This is to ensure security- so the crew have no chance to tell enemy spies in port.

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A military trope where a unit is ordered to go out somewhere, with the Captain only being informed of his or her orders after they have left. This is to ensure security- so the crew security. Spies in port will have no chance to tell enemy of picking up loose talk from the crew and spies actually in port.
the crew will have much difficulty informing their superiors once the ship has left the harbour. The disadvantage is that the Captain is also likely to have much difficulty in asking for clarification of his orders.
12th Nov '13 3:20:02 PM Jallen
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* The main characters in ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaBloodAndChrome'' only received their top-secret orders after they had already left for a routine supply run, and RadioSilence as in effect so they couldn't double check if the orders were genuine.
30th Aug '13 1:04:38 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* In ''HalfLife: Opposing Force'', the incoming Marines are given their alternate orders just before arriving at Black Mesa. Shepherd's squad, of course, gets shot down before they receive their new orders.

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* In ''HalfLife: ''VideoGame/HalfLife1: Opposing Force'', the incoming Marines are given their alternate orders just before arriving at Black Mesa. Shepherd's squad, of course, gets shot down before they receive their new orders.
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