He now works for Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. I know firsthand the long list of security threats that our country faces. Just ask Chelsea formerly Bradley Manning who is serving a year prison sentence for disclosing information to the public about U. Today, however, a mortar attack near Bayji injured seven people, and a roadside bomb exploded, injuring seven police, according to Iraqi officials at the Joint Security Center in Tikrit. In reality, interrogators rarely know whether they have the right knee cap — and even if they do, actual intelligence agents know that busting it is likely to yield a string of lies, misinformation, and false leads. In view of this, I was concerned by the results of a recently released survey conducted last fall in Iraq that revealed an apparent unwillingness on the part of some US personnel to report illegal actions taken by fellow members of their units.
Last week the former Vice President went on television to claim that ending torture, closing Guantanamo, and relying on our federal courts to try terrorism suspects somehow undermines American security. One guy is in jail. In another contrast with former Vice President Cheney -- as well as the vast majority of congressional Republicans -- he reiterated his support for closing Gitmo, albeit without a date-specific time frame. Cheney and Rumsfeld—wanted it to do. It seems most likely that Petraeus was both aware of what was going on and approved of it, since he is often seen as crediting McChrystal and his night raids for their effects in Iraq and then in Afghanistan. This would be more or less carte blanche.
Petraeus shoots down Massa charge - POLITICO
During the Bush era, Special Forces turned into a virtual stand-alone operation that acted outside the military chain of command and in direct coordination with the White House. If many of them are of the kind that can be put before trial, either military commission or in our Article III courts, let's do it. But he's in jail. So I'm not seized with the issue that it won't be done by a certain date. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
Powell and Petraeus Refute Cheney
Description: Blair, a retired four-star admiral and a former director of national intelligence. And I think that whenever we've perhaps taken expedient measures, they've turned around and bitten us in the backside. It's down to two hundred. So the suggestion that somehow a military commission is the way to go isn't born out by the history of the military commissions. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.