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‘There will be consequences’ for Manning’s mistreatment, Kucinich warns Sec. Gates

The US military is trying to “break” Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking secrets to WikiLeaks, but it is Defense Secretary Robert Gates that could end up with a blemish on his record, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said Monday. Manning attorney David Coombs revealed last week that for…

Bradley Manning charged with ‘aiding the enemy’

WASHINGTON – The US military on Wednesday unveiled new charges against the soldier suspected of passing a trove of secret government documents to WikiLeaks, accusing him of “aiding the enemy.” US Army authorities announced 22 additional charges against Private Bradley Manning, including the serious offense of “aiding the enemy,” which…

Aussie opposition chief in Afghan gaffe row

SYDNEY — Australia’s gaffe-prone opposition leader Tony Abbott was engulfed in a new row Wednesday over an unguarded comment about a soldier’s death in Afghanistan. Abbott hit out at media after TV station Channel Seven showed him rudely describing that things “happen” while discussing the death of Lance Corporal Jared…

WikiLeaks contributes $15,000 to suspected US soldier’s defense fund

Board member says donation is “vital” A legal defense fund for the US soldier suspected of leaking secret US documents to WikiLeaks said Thursday it has received a $15,000 contribution from the website. US Army private Bradley Manning, 23, has been held in a military brig in Virginia since July on suspicion of leaking secret US…

Manning’s message on Christmas Eve: ‘I greatly appreciate everyone’s support’

Pvt. Bradley Manning, the lone soldier who stands accused of stealing millions of pages of secret US government documents and handing them over to secrets outlet WikiLeaks, wants his supporters to know that they’ve meant a lot to him. “I greatly appreciate everyone’s support and well wishes during this time,”…

Berkeley tables vote on calling alleged WikiLeaker a hero

Berkeley postpones vote on whether to honor alleged WikiLeaker for exposing US ‘war crimes’ The Berkeley City Council has indefinitely delayed a vote on whether to bestow hero status on a soldier who allegedly released classified information to WikiLeaks. Some council members in this famously liberal city said Tuesday night…

US soldier pleads guilty in Afghan rogue unit case

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington — A US soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday to shooting at Afghan civilians, in a first court martial linked to a rogue army unit alleged to have killed Afghans for sport. The US army charged Staff Sergeant Robert Stevens, 25, with firing a loaded weapon at Afghan…

Photos show Israeli troops abusing Palestinians

Photos released by former Israeli soldiers appear to show troops mistreating Palestinians Israeli reservists critical of their military’s treatment of Palestinians have released new photos that appear to show Israeli soldiers holding assault rifles to the head of a blindfolded Palestinian man and spraypainting “Be right back” on the wall…

Canadian at Gitmo pleads guilty to all charges

Young Canadian at Guantanamo accused of killing US soldier pleads guilty and avoids trial A Canadian accused of killing an American soldier as a teenage al-Qaida militant pleaded guilty Monday as part of a deal that avoids a war crimes trial for someone labeled a “child soldier” by his defenders.…

Ex-top soldier: US has never lost a war to openly serving gays

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suggested Sunday that gays shouldn’t be able to openly serve in the US military because no country with openly serving gays has ever defeated the US in a war. Gen. Hugh Shelton told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour that it’s the servicemen in…

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