On the Death of Anne Smedinghoff, Three U.S. Soldiers and an Interpreter

By: Friday April 25, 2014 12:46 pm

The Chicago Tribune gained access to the 2013 U.S. Army report on the death of State Department Foreign Service Officer Anne Smedinghoff in Afghanistan.

She was only 25 years old. She was one of three American civilians, three soldiers and a local interpreter killed in what was once the deadliest day of last year for Americans in Afghanistan. There’s always a new record set.

 

Former Church Committee Investigator to Testify at Trial Against US Military Spying on Activists

By: Monday January 13, 2014 3:50 pm

A former Church Committee investigator, former Army intelligence officer and a professor of constitutional law has agreed to be an expert witness in a lawsuit challenging domestic military spying against antiwar activists.

US Army Makes Bradley Manning Court Martial Bit Less Secretive to Avert First Amendment Ruling

By: Wednesday February 27, 2013 4:15 pm

Frequently throughout the long and drawn out process that has become the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, reporters covering proceedings have complained or expressed frustration about the lack of access to court records. But, finally, the military has decided to allow a smidgen of transparency in the court martial to possibly avoid a major First Amendment ruling in a military appeals court that could find the United States military should be granting the press and public access to court martial records in the same way the press and public have access to federal court records.

FDL Movie Night: Words of Witness

By: Monday June 18, 2012 5:00 pm

Watching Mai Iskander’s film Words of Witness as the reports filtered in of the Egyptian presidential election results was somewhat surreal, a word the film’s Heba and her family also find descriptive of the situation in their homeland as the initial joy of Mubarak’s resignation becomes the much longer struggle to build democracy – or perhaps to continue wresting democracy from the hands of the regime.

LIVE: Pentagon Press Conference on Transfer of Bradley Manning

By: Tuesday April 19, 2011 2:40 pm

Snap presser called on pentagonchannel.mil. Joining this in progress. . . .

DoD General Counsel Jeh Johnson, LTC Dawn Hilton, and Dr. Joseph Westphal, US Under Secretary of the Army, adress the press.

As we reported, Pfc. Manning will be transferred from the brig at Quantico to a pretrial confinement facility at Levenworth.

Bradley Manning to be Moved to Fort Leavenworth

By: Tuesday April 19, 2011 2:04 pm

Bradley Manning is set to be moved to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the only maximum security prison for members of the military, and the home to the military’s Death Row. The Pentagon is expected to announce the move tomorrow.

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