Intelligence and Manning

“Intelligence saves blood and treasure.” William J. Casey, former CIA Director.

Army Private FIrst Class Bradley Manning is a bad joke. Unfortunately, the joke is on him.

A long time ago, I was a serving naval officer, and subject to the same non-disclosure restraints as Manning was convicted of violating.

Technology has changed how information is collected, analyzed, promulgated, and stolen. … [Read more]

Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving US secrets to WikiLeaks

Three years after Army Pfc.Bradley Manning’s arrest for leaks of U.S. government and military secrets, the WikiLeaks trial ended with Manning, found guilty of illegally leaking documents which carried 20 other legal specifications and a potential sentence of up to 154 years in prison when all charges are aggregated. Manning was found not guilty on the charge of aiding the enemy, which would have carried a life sentence.… [Read more]

Manning not guilty of ‘aiding the enemy’, guilty of illegal leaking of documents

Three years after Army Pfc.Bradley Manning’s arrest for leaks of U.S. government and military secrets, the WikiLeaks trial that began in early June has come to an end: a military judge found Manning not guilty of “aiding the enemy.” Manning, however was found guilty of illegally leaking documents which carries 20 other legal specifications And a potential sentence of up to 154 years in prison when all charges are aggregated.… [Read more]

The trial of Bradley Manning begins…

Three years after Army Pfc.Bradley Manning’s arrest for leaks of U.S. government and military secrets, the WikiLeaks trial has begun.

The trial is expected to be polarising; Manning is a hero to some and nothing short of a demons of others as the result of his actions during which he, in his position as an intelligence analyst, provided substantial amounts–the largest amount of classified information– to the website WikiLeaks, the non-profit international organisation founded by Julian Assange that publishes secret and classified media from anonymous sources.… [Read more]

With Friends Like These Who Needs Enemies

In a recent trip to Israel addressing a group of reporters, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked of the possibility of granting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard clemency. Her response, “With respect to Mr. Pollard he was as you know convicted of spying in 1987. He was sentenced to life in prison. He is serving that sentence and I do not have any expectation that that is going to change.”

A few months ago Israeli President Shimon Peres sent President Barack Obama a letter urging him to pardon Pollard referencing his failing health.… [Read more]