In 2010, then-Army Pfc. Bradley Manning leaked thousands of classified documents to the website WikiLeaks. In that trove
3. The Iraq War Logs As part of his work as an Army intelligence analyst, Manning had access to a wealth of sensitive Army
Manning's words in the email at hand are ambiguous, but they could hurt him. Army computer forensic investigator Mark Johnson
In response to the government's charges, Manning's lawyer David Coombs will likely argue that his client thought of himself
While brave men and women such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman are lauded as American heroes today, they were once considered enemies of the state.
The real problem with the laws of war, however, is not what they fail to restrain but what they authorize. The primary function of International Humanitarian Law is to legalize remarkable levels of "good" military violence that regularly kill and injure non-combatants.
If the allegations that he leaked information to Wikileaks are true, he fulfilled his oath to protect and serve the citizens of the United States. His actions should be celebrated just as we would the deeds of any courageous service member.
Committing war crimes is more likely to get a solider a medal than a prison term. Manning would be far better off today if he'd killed those men in Baghdad himself.
Before choosing Collateral Murder as the name for his Iraq video, Assange told a colleague, "We want to knock out this 'collateral damage' euphemism, and so when anyone uses it they will think, 'collateral murder.'"
Today, Julian Assange is out of jail. But let's not forget that without Bradley Manning and many others like him, Assange and WikiLeaks and all our new-found public information would be as in the dark as Manning is right now.
They seem utterly uncurious about how exactly it was OK for a bloodthirsty-sounding helicopter crewman to open fire on a
It's quite possible that the future of accountable government is teetering on the brink with the arrest of the 22-year-old Army intelligence specialist and the fugitive manhunt for the WikiLeaks founder.
Wikileaks risks narrowing both its audience and its potential pool of informants if it makes a habit of coloring its releases as it did the Department of Defense video released on April 5.
Why are we paying billions to Taliban smugglers and police states and anti-democratic intelligence operations just to build a country for a guy who wants to join the Taliban?
Go read the whole thing. Reuters deputy Brussels bureau chief Luke Baker penned a "muscular" story that gave strong consideration
Two crewmen share a laugh when a Bradley fighting vehicle runs over one of the corpses. And after soldiers on the ground