Bradley Manning Trial Begins After Three Years of Waiting

More than three years after Private first class Bradley Manning was arrested for his involvement in one of the largest classified information leaks in history, he had his first day in court on Monday. The 25 year-old soldier is facing 22 charges including espionage and aiding the enemy. If convicted for his role in sharing military files with the website WikiLeaks, Pfc Manning could be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. RT’s Andrew Blake has more on the story from Ft. Meade, Maryland, where the court-martial began Monday morning.

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Guerrilla Blog Dispatches – June 4, 2013

Flag Police

US Soldier Goes On Trial Over WikiLeaks Disclosure

Supreme Court Approves DNA Testing of Arrestees

Sexual Assaults Forces Changes to Military Justice System

Pentagon Weighs Larger Post-2014 Force in Afghanistan

Navy Makes $6 Billion Multi-Year Destroyer Buy

Guerrilla Blog Dispatches – June 3, 2013

Bradley Manning

US Soldier Faces Trial Over WikiLeaks Disclosures

US Drones Kill Eight AQAP Fighters in Yemen Strike

Task Force to Study Drone Use in Counter Terrorism Operations

NSA Hacking Unit Targets Computers Worldwide

Amid Sequester, US Defense Stocks Still Surge

Photo: Army PCF Bradley Manning and accused WikiLeaks source.

Guerrilla Blog Dispatches – May 29, 2013

Pilot

US Launches First Drone Strike in Pakistan in Six Weeks

Top Pakistan Militant Said Killed in US Drone Strike

New Drone Strike Undercuts Obama’s Promises on Robot War

Pentagon Confirms Drone Crash in Somalia

Chinese Hackers Spying on US Weapons Programs

Photo: Piloting the MQ-1C Sky Warrior unmanned aircraft system, Chief Warrant Officer Frank Volpe Jr., from Montville, Conn., a UAS technician and operator diligently monitors the aircraft’s systems. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C.)

Guerrilla Blog – May 23, 2013

EQ-4 Global Hawk First Launch

Obama to Address Drones and GITMO in Security Speech

US Admits Droning Four Americans (But Just One Deliberately)

Navy’s High-Flying Spy Drone Completes Its First Flight

Pentagon Wasting Billions Because of Failure Audit Contracts

US and Oman Talk $2.1 Billion Defense Deal

Photo: A U.S. Air Force EQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle waits for its takeoff time before its first launch from an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The EQ-4 carries the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN), which acts as a persistent gateway, bridging diverse tactical data links and voice communications to improve battlefield communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)