Mr. Manning is being held legally responsible, but the larger questions remain unaddressed. Where is the accountability for the decisions which made these disclosures possible?
Barack Obama's advisers say that after George Zimmerman was found not guilty, the president couldn't hide his urge to address the race issue in a way that he had yet to do since his campaign for the White House in 2008. Obama was elected and re-elected by a multiracial coalition — as well as by a large majority of [Read more]
What has the land of freedom and opportunity achieved?
The verdict against WikiLeaks informant Bradley Manning is unsurprising: Even if his actions are morally justified, he is a betrayer of secrets.
Bradley Manning cannot have seriously counted on an acquittal. The young private in the American army admitted that he stole secret data from the U.S. military and Department [Read more]
Snowden's leak of the U.S. PRISM program shocked the world, but this was just the tip of the iceberg — nobody knows just how many dirty secrets Washington really has.
The assumption among Netanyahu defenders is that the Israeli prime minister would not have agreed to a prisoner release without receiving something in return from the U.S. A similar sentiment was expressed about his apology to Turkey for the events of the "Free Gaza" flotilla raid, and consent to compensate the families of those killed in scuffles with Israeli commandoes.