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Three Marines dead in Quantico shooting

A U.S. Marine shot and killed two colleagues before apparently turning the gun on himself at a military base in Virginia, U.S. media reported early on Friday. The shooting happened Thursday night at the Quantico Marine base in the state bordering Washington DC, according to media reports. The suspect was…

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…

Obama responds to questions about treatment of Bradley Manning

With controversy raging — even within the Administration — about the reportedly harsh treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning, imprisoned at Quantico and facing charges of leaking classified materials, Obama today was asked to respond to the situation during his press conference. Obama said, “With respect to Private Manning, I have…

Cables: FBI trained Egypt’s state security ‘torturers’

‘Thousands’ of protesters may have been tortured: report Egypt’s secret police, long accused of torturing suspects and intimidating political opponents of President Hosni Mubarak, received training at the FBI’s facility in Quantico, Virginia, even as US diplomats compiled allegations of brutality against them, according to US State Department cables released…

Bradley Manning contradicts official accounts of his confinement

In a recent interview, the soldier accused of leaking documents to secrets website WikiLeaks disputed an official account of the conditions of his confinement. US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning told Firedoglake’s David House that claims that he is allowed exercise, proper bedding and access to news are simply…

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