Guerrilla Blog Dispatches – June 5, 2013

Manning

Manning Trial Shrouded in Secrecy and Security

Hacker Testifies That Manning Never Talked About Aiding Enemy

UN Accuses Rebels and Regime of War Crimes

Afghans Demand Arrest of US Troops Over Killings

British Soldiers Punished for Abusing Afghan Civilians

Photo: Accused WikiLeak Source Bradley Manning.

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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.

Guerrilla Blog Dispatches – May 20, 2013

Standing Army

US Drones Kill 4 Militants in First Strike in Yemen in a Month

Pentagon Said to Seek $80 Billion for War Amid Withdrawal

After $200 Million, Darpa Gives Up on Formation-Flying Satellites

Fate of US Bases Depends on Afghanistan’s Ability to Secure, Operate Them

Report Finds Combat Troop Discharges Increase Sharply

Photo: Cavalry Scouts from 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment-Blackhorse, conduct escape and evasion lane training at Ft. Irwin, Calif. May 16. The training is designed to test the skills of the Cavalry Scout in a simulated battlefield environment. (Photo by Spc. David N. Beckstrom)

Guerrilla Blog Dispatches – May 15, 2013

Hit the Ground

Afghans Claim to Have Video of US Special Forces Guy Torturing Civilians

New Congressional Sanctions Push Aimed at Killing Iran Diplomacy

Pentagon Grapples With Sex Crimes by Military Recruiters

Army Backs Battlefield Network Despite Budget Shift

Feds Won’t Say if NSA Surveilled New York Terror Suspects

Guerrilla Blog Dispatches – May 10, 2013

Computer Center

Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform

Senate Confirms Chair of Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Top Contractors Increased Business With Federal Government in 2012

Navy Leaders Try to Rescue LCS From Its Own Report

Pressure Building to Address Military Sexual Assault in Defense Bill