U.S. Role in Afghanistan Turns to Combat Again, With a Tragic Error. Photo The attacked the Afghan police compound at first light, coming from all sides at the American Green Berets holed up inside.
The insurgents fired assault rifles, heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. They came in what a soldier called “human waves.” Not even strafing runs by American F-16 fighters stopped the assault. The elite American soldiers — whose mission was only to train and advise Afghan troops — had never seen a firefight as intense. Holding the compound, another soldier said, took an “Alamo defense.” On the morning of Oct. 1, about 30 soldiers were in close-quarters combat against Taliban fighters — even though White House and Pentagon officials have repeatedly insisted that American troops no longer play that role. The Americans were not ambushed while advising local forces behind the front lines or struck by rocket fire while manning a fortified base. The fight for the police compound proved crucial in rallying Afghan forces to retake the city. Antisec Leaks 1,000,001 UDIDs From A Trove Of 12 Million Allegedly Stolen From An FBI Laptop.
PFC Bradley Manning's friend refuses to testify against him Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal "Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Leadership" This is a rush transcript.
Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: For reaction to the WikiLeaks documents, we’re joined now by world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of over a hundred books, including his latest, Hopes and Prospects. Well, 40 years ago, Noam and the late historian Howard Zinn helped government whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg edit and release the Pentagon Papers, the top-secret internal U.S. history of the Vietnam War. Noam Chomsky joins us now from Boston. It’s good to have you back again, Noam. NOAM CHOMSKY: Dan and I were friends. Early Struggles of Soldier Charged in Leak Case. U.N. diplomat is denied private meeting with WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning. Mendez has been seeking to determine whether Manning’s confinement at a military brig at Quantico amounts to torture, following complaints about his treatment and an incident in which the private was forced to strip in his cell at night and sleep without clothing.
“My request . . . is not onerous: for my part, a monitored conversation would not comply with the practices that my mandate applies in every country and detention center visited,” Mendez said in a statement Monday, noting that at least 18 countries have allowed unmonitored interviews. Manning, 23, has been held at Quantico since July 29 and is awaiting a possible court-martial on charges that he endangered national security by allegedly leaking classified military and diplomatic information. Assange-vs-Zuckerberg. Lawyer for Bradley Manning, Army figure in WikiLeaks case, alleges prison mistreatment. The lawyer for alleged government secrets leaker Bradley Manning is accusing military authorities of using punitive measures against Manning at the Marine Corps jail in Quantico, Va.
Manning, a 23-year-old Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified documents to the online site WikiLeaks, was placed on suicide watch for two days this week - against the recommendation of the jail's forensic psychiatrist, attorney David E. Coombs said. During this time, Manning was forced to stay in his cell around the clock, stripped to his underwear, the lawyer said. His prescription eyeglasses were taken from him, except for the hour of television he is allowed to watch or when he was reading, Coombs added. The circumstances of Manning's confinement have drawn public attention. The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention - Glenn Greenwald. Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S.
Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that crime, nor of any other crime. Wikileaks Shows Rumsfeld and Casey Lied about the Iraq War. WikiLeaks' Most Terrifying Revelation: Just How Much Our Government Lies to Us. January 3, 2011 | Like this article?
Join our email list: WikiLeaks cables: Shell's grip on Nigerian state revealed. More WikiLeaks: The 24-hour Athenian democracy. Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange. December 14th, 2010 6:23 AM By Michael Moore Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr.
Assange out of jail. WikiLeaks: Texas Company Helped Pimp Little Boys To Stoned Afghan Cops. Another international conflict, another horrific taxpayer-funded sex scandal for DynCorp, the private security contractor tasked with training the Afghan police.
While the company is officially based in the DC area, most of its business is managed on a satellite campus at Alliance Airport north of Fort Worth. And if one of the diplomatic cables from the WikiLeaks archive is to be believed, boy howdy, are their doings in Afghanistan shady. The Afghanistan cable (dated June 24, 2009) discusses a meeting between Afghan Interior Minister Hanif Atmar and US assistant ambassador Joseph Mussomeli. Obama officials caught deceiving about WikiLeaks - Glenn Greenwald.