Tag: United States Army

CIA Runs Archipelago of Torture Around the World

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Gopal, who served as an Afghanistan correspondent for multiple US newspapers, explained that United States Army commanders in Afghanistan are “very well aware” of the torture practiced by Afghan security forces and warlords. According to international human right organizations, the United States co-opted up to

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty in affair-related case

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to a single charge relating to mishandling classified information in a case arising from the ex-U.S. Army General’s extramarital affair with a female Army Reserve officer, the

Obama Administration Charges Most Whistleblowers in US History

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama’s administration has charged almost three times more whistleblowers than the rest US administrations all together, according to Reporters Without Borders’s report issued on Thursday. “No fewer than 8 whistleblowers, including Chelsea Manning, have been charged under the Espionage Act

Who profits from our new war? Inside NSA and private contractors’ secret plans

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A massive, $7.2 billion Army intelligence contract signed just 10 days ago underscores the central role to be played by the National Security Agency and its army of private contractors in the unfolding air war being carried out by the

Want to Reform the NSA? Give Edward Snowden Immunity

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In 1970, Christopher Pyle disclosed in public writing that the U.S. Army was running a domestic intelligence program aimed at anti-war and civil-rights activists. His disclosure began a series of public-accountability leaks, the most famous of which was Daniel Ellsberg’s

Former NSA Chief Says JPMorgan Hack May Be a Warning

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Hackers who stole gigabytes of data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. may have been trying to send a message that U.S. financial institutions can be disrupted, the former director of the National Security Agency said. The FBI is investigating the

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We are currently working on a new supplement about intelligence and espionage.  We are searching for people who really know their way around intelligence subjects, who are passionate and have a talent for writing;  these could be freelancers or journalists, better if

Daniel Ellsberg on US surveillance

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Huntingdon, United States – In 1971, US military analyst Daniel Ellsberg leaked thousands of pages of a top-secret study on the Vietnam War to the American press. The Pentagon Papers, as the leak would come to be called, revealed previously

Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks

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Top-secret documents from the National Security Agency and its British counterpart reveal for the first time how the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom targeted WikiLeaks and other activist groups with tactics ranging from covert surveillance to

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

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In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website,

Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case

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The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Pte First Class Bradley Manning, 25, was convicted in July of 20 charges against him, including

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Bradley Edward Manning (born December 17, 1987) is a United States Army soldier who was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the website WikiLeaks. He was ultimately charged with 22 offenses, including

Manning acquitted of worst charge, aiding enemy

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U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy – the most serious charge he faced – but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges Tuesday, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. The judge,

REVIEW: Spies for Nimitz. Joint Military Intelligence in the Pacific War.

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By Jeffrey M. Moore. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 300 pages, endnotes, bibliography, photos, maps, index It seems like yesterday but it is now more than a decade since I pored over the weekly issues of the bulletin put

REVIEW: Fixing Intelligence. For a More Secure America

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By Lt. Gen. William E. Odom, US Army, Ret. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002. 230 pages. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There are two very important themes running through this book, and they earn the author a solid four stars and a

Iranian Court Begins Trial of U.S. Man

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An Iranian court began hearings on Tuesday in the trial of a man who appeared on state television this month and confessed to being an American spy sent to infiltrate the intelligence services of Iran. The man, identified as Amir