America's 450 launch-ready land-based nuclear-armed ballistic missiles are the opposite of a deterrent to attack. In fact, their very deployment has the potential to launch World War III and precipitate human extinction – as a result of a false alarm. We’re not exaggerating.
Pfc. Bradley Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of US military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks website. His defense attorneys argue that weak oversight is to blame.
Julian Assange faces a US grand jury investigation for his releases of information through WikiLeaks. Are there parallels between RIchard Nixon's legal action against The New York Times for publishing the Pentagon Papers?
Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times, used the occasion of the papers' declassification on Monday to defend Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused in the WikiLeaks case.
The release 40 years ago of the Pentagon Papers, which showed how several presidential administrations had misled Americans about their intentions in Vietnam, was a historic moment. Now, people can read the report just as government officials themselves saw it.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley resigned over controversial comments he made about the treatment of alleged WikiLeaks source US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Stakes rose this week for soldier Bradley Manning, now that charges against him in the WikiLeaks case include a capital crime. But Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg sees cause for alarm in Army's prosecution.
Richard Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, briefs reporters at the State Department in Washington on July 13.
The First Amendment shields the publication of truthful information, legally acquired. But what if the information is gotten illegally? If prosecutors go after Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, it could be under the 1917 Espionage Act.