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Over half of 2011 New York Times issues to date contain articles sourced to WikiLeaks

By | 04.25.11 | 5:48 pm

Despite attempts by the federal government to delegitimize WikiLeaks, a new review from The Atlantic indicates that the whistleblowing organization has a great deal of impact on the media conversation over international relations, particularly in coverage from the news organization WikiLeaks has quarreled with the most, The New More…

NYT: Classified Gitmo docs reveal ‘seat-of-the-pants intelligence gathering’

By | 04.25.11 | 12:22 pm

On Sunday, WikiLeaks released more than 700 classified military documents on Guantánamo Bay prisoners, part of a trove of classified information it received last year, a portion of which the anti-secrecy website previously leaked to The New York Times and The Guardian, among other publications.

WikiLeaks announced it will More…

As Crowley resigns over Manning comments, Rep. Kucinich reports unofficial denial of visit request

By | 03.14.11 | 4:13 pm

Over the weekend, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley announced his resignation from his position via a statement available on the State Department website. His resignation follows comments he made during a visit to MIT last week in which he called the Department of Defense’s treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning More…

Senate Panel Blocks Funding for Obama’s GTMO Closure Plan

By | 05.28.10 | 12:29 pm

The Senate Armed Services Committee just released its summary text of the defense authorization bill it marked up last night. And look what the bill does, just like its House counterpart:

Eliminates availability of funding for the construction of a military detention facility in Thomson, Illinois.


Military Judge’s Ruling Likely to Delay Gitmo Hearing

By | 05.03.10 | 8:00 pm

GUANTANAMO BAY — The military judge presiding over Omar Khadr’s military commission on Monday handed the 23-year old Canadian citizen something he’s grown accustomed to in his eight years in U.S. detention centers: delay.

[Security1]Col. Patrick Parrish today granted the government’s request to conduct an independent psychological examination of Khadr, More…

Most Dramatic Testimony of Post-9/11 Era Expected at Gitmo

By | 05.03.10 | 6:00 am

GUANTANAMO BAY — The pre-trial hearing for a 23-year old Canadian citizen tried before a military commission is likely to host some of the most dramatic testimony of the post-9/11 era this week. That is, if More…

Gitmo Abuse ‘Contaminated’ Government’s Case, Attorneys Say

By | 04.29.10 | 7:00 am

GUANTANAMO BAY — Making the most of their first court appearance since President Obama halted and then resumed the military commissions, attorneys for Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen held here since he was 15 years old and charged with murder and support for terrorism, launched a forceful case Wednesday afternoon More…

‘Urban Myth’ Behind Graham’s Support for 9/11 Military Trials

By | 03.11.10 | 6:00 am

Lindsey Graham is on the verge of winning an argument. Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina, has pledged for weeks to deliver the votes from his fellow Republicans to finally close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, a campaign pledge from President Obama, if and only if Obama agrees More…

Conservative ‘Rebuke’ of Cheney Plays Itself Out

By | 03.09.10 | 12:00 am

One of the things Charles “Cully” Stimson remembers about the interview that cost him his job is just how run down he was when it happened. His January 11, 2007 sit-down with Federal News Radio, said Stimson, was one of 40 interviews he’d More…