Cyberspace is "not a war zone." Scripting a cinematic showdown, where a digital Wyatt Earp loads his pistol with ones and zeroes and blows away the bad guys at the Cyber OK Corral, is terribly misleading.
The president and secretary of state should apply the standards they tell the rest of the world to live up to to the United States and in particular to Bradley Manning.
We in America have conveniently forgotten that we once stood for something more than a warring military empire. The case of Bradley Manning makes this clear.
Obama cannot blame Republicans for blocking the closing of the Quantico Brig and cannot blame Republicans for Bradley Manning's treatment. This one is on him and him alone.
Nearly all of that cooperation centers on the severely flawed approach to confront transnational drug-trafficking. The new relationship forged in war rooms is bad news for the Mexican people.
Committing war crimes is more likely to get a solider a medal than a prison term. Manning would be far better off today if he'd killed those men in Baghdad himself.
On the 100th day since the beginning of 'Cablegate' on November 28, 2010, it seems useful here to assemble most of the major revelations.
A month ago, I requested a visit with Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, to see for myself the conditions of his treatment. To date, my request hasn't been granted.
If Bradley Manning isn't mentally disturbed already, it would seem that forcing him to stay naked in his cell all night while under constant surveillance would certainly push him in that direction.
If our Commander in Chief shrinks into the background and ignores the abuse of Bradley Manning, how can he expect to maintain his credibility as our leader, as the moral compass of our country?
When a former president of the United States weighs in on an ongoing criminal investigation, there is considerable risk that his comments could make it impossible for justice to be fair and objective.
In its PR efforts, Brazil seeks to project an image of political and economic stability. Head out into the rural hinterland, however, and it becomes clear that the country has a long way to go.
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The journalism democracy door has been opened, power to report is being redistributed, government employees and corporate whistleblowers are being empowered and greater transparency is becoming a reality.
The environmental threat to our existence and that of generations to come grows every day. Seeking non-fossil fuel solutions to our energy needs are not "rushed government investments" as Michael Lynch pontificates.
Brazil has aggressively pursued narrow-minded self interest in order to further Machiavellian geopolitical and economic goals.