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Posts Tagged ‘wikileaks’

Judge Raises Prosecutor’s Burden in Espionage Act Case

Col. Denise Lind ruled during a pre-trial hearing last week in the case against Bradley Manning that military prosecutors must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Manning had “reason to believe” the leaked secret government files could be used to harm the United States or aid a foreign power, The New York Times reports. Manning […]

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Apr 16th, 2013 Current Affairs, Inteligence

Judge Rules: Participant in Bin Laden Raid May Testify in Case Against Manning

According to an article by The Washington Post, Army Col. Denise Lind ruled yesterday that a member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden’s compound may testify for the prosecution in the case against former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning. Manning is awaiting a court martial for his role in the WikiLeaks security breach whereby […]


Manning to Speak at Fort Meade Pre-Trial Hearing

Bradley Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst allegedly responsible for the WikiLeaks security breach, is expected to speak publicly for the first time since his arrest two years ago, the Guardian reports. “Until now we’ve only heard from Bradley through his family and lawyers, so it’s going to be a real insight into his personality […]

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Classified Files Offer New Insights Into Detainees

The New York Times reports tonight that classified assessments of detainees at the Guantánamo Bay prison obtained by newspaper give the fullest public picture to date of the prisoners held there. According to the Times, Obama administration officials have condemned the publication of the classified documents, which were obtained by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks last year but provided […]

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Why the U.S. Government Shouldn’t Prosecute Julian Assange

Published first in the Washington Post on February 11, available in this op-ed, and later re-posted on Lawfare blog here, Jack Goldsmith summarizes the essence of why the United States should not prosecute Wikileaks author Julian Assange: "The first problem with going after Assange is that the effort is likely to fail. Extraditing Assange from England (where […]

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WikiLeaks Cable Suggests Three Previously Undisclosed Qataris Were Part of 9/11 Plot

In an article entitled "Leaked Cable Tells of 3 Previously Undisclosed Members of 9/11 Plot," The Washington Post reports that a U.S. diplomatic cable from 2010 released by WikiLeaks suggests that three Qatari men conducted surveillance of targets in New York and Washington weeks before the 9/11 attacks. The February 2010 cable, which was sent from […]

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WikiLeaks: Guantanamo Detainees

Over the last several days, multiple news organizations have examined the WikiLeaks cables' descriptions of U.S. efforts to relocate Guantanamo detainees.  The cables show U.S. officials offering incentives for taking in detainees. In a New York Times article published on November 29, 2010 entitled "Cables Depict U.S. Haggling to Clear Guantanamo," reports that:  "Slovenia, seeking […]

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