Alleged Army whistle-blower Pvt. Bradley Manning appeared at a pretrial hearing this week, only the third time he has been seen by the public since he was arrested two years ago. As the defense, prosecution and court officials reviewed the charges against Manning, author and reporter Denver Nicks (above) spoke about Manning’s life before the arrest.
On Oct. 3, 19-year-old U.S. Army Pvt. Danny Chen died of a gunshot wound to the head in southern Afghanistan. The Army initially called his death a suicide. The back story now involves eight of his fellow soldiers who allegedly subjected Chen to race-based hazing.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson quickly switched to damage-control mode Wednesday after Fox News picked up a "crude" and "private" comment that Jackson made about Barack Obama when he thought wasn't being recorded. Multiple updates.
The folks at Blackwater and other private security outfits in Iraq encountered a dramatic setback Wednesday after an Iraqi minister announced that private guards will no longer be given immunity from U.S military and Iraqi law, ending more than five years of unregulated mercenary violence in the country.
The latest Blackwater USA scandal, in which privately contracted American security troops gunned down innocent bystanders in Baghdad, might cause the Iraqi government to finally give firms like Blackwater their marching orders -- if only it could command the power to order these mercenary operations out of the country.