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Assange: Obama looks to ‘put a chill across all investigative journalism’

If the Obama administration’s prosecutions of Pfc. Bradley Manning and a high tide of other journalists and whistleblowers are successful, the result will be “a chill across all investigative journalism,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told reporters Wednesday. Speaking on a press call, Assange was joined by Daniel Ellsberg, a former…

Afghan dies in apparent suicide at Guantanamo

MIAMI — A 37-year old Afghan detainee died at Guantanamo Bay in an apparent suicide, the US military said in a statement. The man, identified by one name, Inayatullah, was an admitted planner for Al-Qaeda terrorist operations, according to the Southern Command. He arrived in Guantanamo in September 2007. Inayatullah…

Famed ‘Pentagon Papers’ finally made public

WASHINGTON — The US government on Thursday announced the release of the famed “Pentagon Papers,” 40 years after the once top-secret Vietnam War documents were leaked to the media. The National Archives, the massive US repository for historic books and documents, announced that the files, now declassified, will be accessible…

Cost of Libya intervention hits $750 million

WASHINGTON — US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday the cost of the air war in Libya for the United States is roughly $750 million. “It’s probably at this point somewhere in the ballpark of 750 million dollars,” Gates told US Marines during a visit to the Camp Lejeune…

Obama, Pentagon call an end to disclosures about bin Laden killing

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House on Wednesday declined to shed more light on the special forces operation that killed Osama bin Laden, a day after it was forced to correct explosive details of the undercover raid. Adjustments to the story, which began to be told late on Sunday, have…

Pentagon tries to tamp down Manning detention outcry with media tour

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AFP) – Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking cables to WikiLeaks, faces far less restrictive conditions after being relocated to a new prison, according to the Pentagon. Reporters taken on a tour of the new military detention facility in Kansas were not allowed to see…

U.S. recommends death penalty in USS Cole attack

WASHINGTON — A US military prosecutor is recommending the prime suspect in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole be tried at Guantanamo in what would be the first military tribunal under the Obama administration, the Pentagon said Wednesday. “Military commissions prosecutors have sworn charges against Abd al-Rahim Hussayn Muhammad…

Pentagon investigation clears McChrystal of all wrongdoing

A four star general who was forced to resign following unflattering remarks he and his staff allegedly said about President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden has been cleared of all wrongdoing by the Defense Department inspector general. In the report (.pdf), the Pentagon claimed that they were unable…

Gates: Dramatic military cuts would have ‘catastrophic’ consequences

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Pentagon chief Robert Gates has warned that major cuts to US defense spending planned by President Barack Obama would require scaling back military forces, missions and capabilities. The Pentagon’s stern response came after Obama unveiled a deficit-reduction plan that includes a proposed cut of $400 billion in…

US says fighter jets still bombing Libya air defenses

WASHINGTON – US fighter jets are still carrying out bombing raids on Libya’s air defenses, the Pentagon said Wednesday, days after indicating American combat aircraft had withdrawn from NATO operations. US warplanes have attacked air defense targets in three strikes since April 4, when NATO assumed command of the air…

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