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

Pentagon Study Finds 26,000 Military Sexual Assaults Last Year, Over 70 Sex Crimes Per Day

A shocking new report by the Pentagon has found that 70 sexual assaults may be taking place within the U.S. military every day. The report estimates there were 26,000 sex crimes committed in 2012, a jump of 37 percent since 2010. Most of the incidents were never reported. The findings were released two days after the head of the Air Force’s sexual assault prevention unit, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, was arrested for sexual assault. We air highlights from Tuesday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on military sexual assault and speak with Anu Bhagwati, executive director and co-founder of Service Women’s Action Network. “The numbers are outrageous and I think we’ve reached a tipping point,” Bhagwati says. “The American public is furious.”

Guerrilla Blog Dispatches – May 8, 2013

Obama

Senators Discuss Revising Resolution Authorizing the Use of Military Force

Pentagon Annual Report Shows Sexual Assault Numbers Up Sharply

Marine Convicted of Rape Walks Without Prison Time

Air Force Brochure Tells Sexual Assault Victims to ‘Submit’

Pentagon Plans to Cut Civilian Workforce

Photo: President Barack Obama attends a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Guerrilla Blog Dispatches – May 7, 2013

DHS

Number Of Names In Terror Database Increases by Over 300,000 In 5 Years

Soldiers Sent Back Into Combat After Concussion Suffer Consequences Years Later

Former Detainee Talks Of Desperation In Guantanamo Bay

Government Auditor Challenges White House Account of Afghanistan Security

Iraqi Officials Fear Full Blown Civil War

Guerrilla Blog Dispatch – May 6, 2013

Ridge Line

US Troops Killed on Deadly Day in Afghanistan

As Us Drone Strikes Rise in Yemen So Does Anger

Israeli Airstrikes on Syria Prompt Threats and Anger

Secretive Spy Court Approved Nearly 2,000 Surveillance Requests

FISA Surveillance Applications Rose Slightly in 2012

Photo: U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Smith and U.S. Army Sgt. Jared Adkins, left, both with the 3rd Platoon, Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), scan a distant ridgeline during a patrol in Paktya province, Afghanistan (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alex Kirk Amen)