This movie refers to:
1977 - 2008
There are several connections to Star Wars (especially episodes 1-3) both in the movie and in the real world. The Army unit were referred to as Jedi warriors, and the reporter was the same actor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel episodes of Star Wars. It is also mentioned that Ronald Reagan was a fan of the Star Wars series (in this case episodes 4-6).