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British claim Greenwald’s partner detained for acts of ‘espionage’ and ‘terrorism’

The detention of the partner of a former Guardian journalist has triggered fresh concerns after it emerged that a key reason cited by police for holding him under terrorism powers was the belief that he was promoting a “political or ideological cause”. The revelation has alarmed leading human rights groups…

Former Bradley Manning boss to testify on his ‘erratic behavior’

Jihrleah Showman to appear as lawyers seek to contend that Manning was aware leak would compromise US national security US government prosecutors were opening the third day of the trial of the WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning on Wednesday by calling to the witness stand the soldier’s former supervisor at the…

Pakistan panel demands U.S. apology on air attack

A Pakistan parliamentary committee on Tuesday demanded an unconditional apology from the United States for a November air attack on its border post that killed 24 soldiers. Parliament opened a debate on recommendations by the parliamentary committee on national security, which called the attack a “blatant violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial…

China backs down on secret detentions

China has abandoned controversial plans to make it legal to “disappear” criminal suspects following a huge public outcry, in a move hailed as a victory for judicial reformers. Proposed changes to China’s criminal law being debated this week by parliament originally included a clause that allowed police to hold people…

John McCain’s rage – a national security concern

Wow. Mr. Hot Head’s temper is the subject of this video by Brave New Films, and the team there doesn’t pull punches. Over 30 people in government, the military, journalists and citizens have now gone on the record about their personal experiences with the volatile rages of the GOP nominee…

McMiyagi

Apparently, the master will live long enough to see his student succeed him. “[Sarah Palin is] going to learn national security at the foot of the master for the next four years, and most doctors think that he’ll be around at least that long,” said Charlie Black, one of Mr.…

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