State Department Refuses to Be Open About Specific Impact of Bradley Manning’s Disclosures

By: Friday August 2, 2013 9:31 am

Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was recently found guilty of nineteen offenses related to his disclosures to WikiLeaks, faces a possible twelve years in prison because of his decision to provide a cache of over 250,000 US State Embassy cables to the media organization. He could be put in prison for ten years for stealing the [...]

State Department Witnesses Testify on Response to WikiLeaks

By: Friday June 8, 2012 12:06 am

Three State Department witnesses testified on how the department responded to the crisis the department experienced when WikiLeaks began to release over 250,000 US State Embassy cables. The testimony was heard in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks. They were called by Manning’s defense to [...]

Debating Whether It Is Legal to Kill US Citizens Abroad

By: Friday March 9, 2012 5:38 pm

    A policy speech given by Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday asserted the Executive Branch’s supposed legal authority to kill US citizens abroad without charge or trial if they are deemed to pose an “imminent threat” and be “senior operators” of al-Qaeda or a group loosely affiliated to al-Qaeda. The speech has sparked [...]

One Year Since Cablegate Release by WikiLeaks Began

By: Monday November 28, 2011 1:18 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whose State Department was the subject of the Cablegate release (photo: IIP State) More than a thousand US government organizations and nearly two thousand private companies currently work counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence programs. Well over two million Defense Department civilian, military and contractor personnel hold confidential, secret and top [...]

PJ Crowley: No US Policy Changed Because of the WikiLeaks Revelations

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 9:56 am

Former State Department spokesperson PJ Crowley has written an op-ed on the recent release of more than 130,000 US State Embassy cables. Likening the cable publication to “pestilence,” Crowley provides his perspective on what he thinks will happen now that the cables have been published. Crowley was forced to resign in March after he made [...]

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