An Associated Press inquiry into U.S. State Department sources who were outed in the latest unredacted WikiLeaks file dump found virtually no one who felt endangered by public knowledge of their involvement in U.S. government information gathering. (more)
Thousands of pages of secret Palestinian records spanning a decade of peace negotiations have been obtained by The Guardian. The documents show a surprising history of concessions by Palestinian negotiators in trying to resolve the long-simmering conflict.
Truthdig’s James Harris and Josh Scheer speak with Harry Helms, author of “Top Secret Tourism: Your Travel Guide to Germ Warfare Laboratories, Clandestine Aircraft Bases and Other Places in the United States You’re Not Supposed to Know About.”
A “senior law enforcement official” has told ABC News that the government, in trying to root out confidential sources, is tracking the phone numbers the news organization calls. Maybe we should just start calling him George “Big Brother” Bush. Update: An official acknowledges its “backtracking” of journalists’ phone records.