System of Classification for Information Enables Corruption, Increases Likelihood of Leaks

By: Monday December 17, 2012 12:11 pm

The Cold War system of classifying and declassifying information held by United States government agencies is “overly complex,” “keeps too many secrets” for too long and obstructs information sharing inside government and with the public, according to a report produced by a board of individuals that President Barack Obama ordered on classified information. As part [...]

The Response from US Newspapers to the Leaks Hysteria

By: Thursday June 14, 2012 11:55 am

Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, June 12, for a Justice Department oversight hearing. With politicians in a frenzy over leaking by the Obama administration, Holder was forced multiple times to defend and explain his plan to investigate and get to the bottom of the leaks. Republican senators took [...]

Holder’s Regressive Defense of Targeted Killings

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 2:32 am

(update below) Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a major policy speech at Northwestern University in Chicago that laid out what he and the Obama Administration consider to be the legal justification for counterterrorism policies. Of particular significance were arguments justifying the use of lethal force to kill US citizens suspected of terrorism without charge or trial. [...]

ABC News Correspondent Questions Obama Administration’s War on Whistleblowing

By: Wednesday February 22, 2012 6:44 pm

Give credit to Jake Tapper, senior White House correspondent for ABC News, who in a press conference today challenged the Obama Administration for celebrating aggressive journalists that have died in Syria as it simultaneously goes after similar journalism in the United States. Tapper put up a blog post at ABC News with a video and transcript [...]

What to Expect at Bradley Manning’s Pre-Trial Hearing

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 9:50 am

Pfc. Bradley Manning’s Article 32 hearing, also being referred to as his pre-trial hearing, will begin on December 16 at Ft. Meade, Maryland. The hearing could potentially last until Friday, December 23. An Article 32 hearing, according to the Defense Department, is “closely akin to the civilian grand jury investigation.” When the hearing closes, the [...]

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