The court martial against Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, Maryland is in its second week. The Army private has already admitted leaking hundreds of thousands of classified war documents and US State Department cables. He is still facing charges that could result in a life sentence.
The court-martial of Army private Bradley Manning continued Wednesday in Maryland. On the agenda: testimony from an intelligence analyst who worked with Manning at the time when hundreds of thousands of classified documents were leaked to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
Adrian Lamo, the convicted computer hacker who befriended — then some might say betrayed — PFC Bradley Manning by turning over Instant Messenger chat logs of their conversations to federal authorities, took the stand as a prosecution witness Tuesday in Manning’s court-martial [...]
The court-martial of Army Private First Class Bradley Manning has started in Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning was arrested in 2010, accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified US government documents. The former Army intelligence analyst has admitted that he gave the documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
President Barack Obama has defended the use of drones as a “just war” of self-defense against deadly militants, and a campaign that had made America safer.
The suspected Boston marathon bombers didn’t originally plan to attack the sporting event, focusing instead on the city’s 4th of July celebrations. That’s according to law enforcement officials familiar with what the surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, allegedly told FBI agents in the days after his capture. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Frontline and The World’s Arun Rath for an update on the investigation.
President Barack Obama has pledged a new push to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, amid a growing prisoner hunger strike there.
Media reports in the United States say investigators have identified a suspect in the Boston marathon bombings from video footage. The reports said the authorities had an image of the suspect carrying a bag at one of the bomb sites. Officials have denied media reports that an arrest has been made
All defense counsel representing detainees facing charges before the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay have been forced to stop work as a result of an internal data breach in the Pentagon’s computer system. [...]
A judge ruled the prosecution would have to prove that Army PFC Bradley Manning had “reason to believe” the information would aid al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
The intrigue of magicians stealing each other’s secrets is as old as the art of magic itself. But today, the hyper-connectivity of the world has made ripping off tricks a hundred times easier and a million times faster. It’s a huge intl business, and once again the prime violator of intellectual property rights is China. Frontline and The World’s Arun Rath reports.
A hunger strike among prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility has been growing in Camp 6, where cooperative detainees are being held.
American media seem to have dwindling interest in the trial of Bradley Manning, the US Army private who leaked masses of US government documents to Wikileaks. But foreign media outlets continue to send reporters to the hearings.
The Freedom of the Press Foundation has released surreptitiously recorded audio of the statement Private Bradley Manning made before a pre-court martial hearing last week. The audio has let Bradley Manning speak to the world in his own voice.
Jess Bravin is the Supreme Court correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, and since 2001 he has followed the military commissions story closely. His new book, “The Terror Courts,” is a riveting and at times scathing account of the formation of the commissions and how they have been troubled from the beginning over questions about detainee abuse and the legitimacy of commissions themselves.