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    Bradley Manning: A Disappointing Sentence

    Well, that was disappointing. Military Judge Denise Lind, an Army colonel, sentenced 25-year-old Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison, which was more than the 25 years his defense counsel asked for but less than the 60 years urged by the prosecutor—and much less than the 90-year sentence … More

    Manning Verdict in WikiLeaks Case Sends Message to Lawbreakers

    Today’s verdict in the trial of Private First Class Bradley Manning is an important benchmark in the ongoing debate over the handling of secret information. The military court found Manning guilty of nearly all the charges and specifications against him, but not guilty of arguably the most serious charge, aiding … More

    Edward Snowden Dodges Cybersecurity Regulations

    Edward Snowden, the leaker of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs, was reportedly able to smuggle thousands of classified documents out of the NSA simply with thumb drives. Despite the NSA’s secret and powerful security measures, Snowden later arrived in Hong Kong with four laptops containing classified information. Three … More

    If Nobel Were Alive, Would He Take His Prize Back?

    Shocker news: Apparently, you don’t have to do anything to promote the cause of peace to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Bradley Manning, the disturbed young soldier on trial for handing over classified government information to WikiLeaks, has been nominated for the prize. They might as well have … More

    The Trial of Alleged Wikileaks Informant Bradley Manning

    Bradley Manning, the Army private who allegedly leaked classified information to WikiLeaks, starts his trial process today with an Article 32 hearing at Fort Meade in Maryland. Under military law, this is essentially the equivalent of a preliminary hearing in the civilian justice system. Based on the hearing, the investigating … More

    WikiLeaks: Delightful Irony, Rank Hypocrisy, or Both?

    You have to love this story. Apparently, WikiLeaks is plagued by … you guessed it, leaks! Confronted with the fact that some of its volunteers and employees are talking to outsiders about WikiLeaks and about some of the materials it has collected but hasn’t yet published, WikiLeaks is now demanding … More

    Podcast: WikiLeaks

    As Julian Assange avoids stepping foot in the United States and cuts off ties to U.S.-based servers for his website, WikiLeaks, what recourse is left for the United States to take? Further, what punishment will Private First Class Bradley Manning, the officer charged with leaking these documents to Assange, face? And … More

    The WikiLeaks Assault on the Rule of Law and National Security

    The publication of over 91,000 classified U.S. military documents on Afghanistan by WikiLeaks has, as White House national security adviser Jim Jones said, “put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk.” The documents include raw intelligence reports whose disclosure could not only endanger lives, but risk revealing the … More