Following the recent release of X-Men: First Class, it has been revealed that the U.S. military has actually started searching for any evidence of mutant existence.
Top military officials are investigating whether mutants actually did play a part in the Cuban missile crises.
These same officials also admit to trying to track down any existing mutants and have them join our military. One of the governments drones claimed they wanted the distinct battlefield advantage of having people with extraordinary abilities on our side.
However, just as it happened in the films, this caused heated debates over the freedom of these possible mutants. One side stating that the mutants are human beings, the opposing side side mentioning that the are not in fact human beings, but mutants, and a third reportedly saying, "Fuck it, we don't even think their really are mutants anyway."