In an effort to get West to help with an assassination plot, the young marine is told that high ranking Earth officials knew about the aliens before the colonists were sent to Vesta Colony.
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Much like the Voight-Kampff test given to the replicants in Blade Runner, the "Tanks" are given loyalty tests that are very similar. The difference being that in this universe everyone can immediately identify the "Tanks" by their navel on the back of the neck. I think so anyway. See more
(at around 42 mins) After McQueen manages to get the gun away from Hawkes - when the soldiers enter the ship to investigate the shots, Chaput replies that everything is alright. For a few seconds, the scene reverts back to a previous shot with Hawkes still pointing his gun at Chaput. See more
References Blade Runner