October 25, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Nearly two months after it made public its entire unredacted file of purloined U.S. State Department cables, WikiLeaks announced Monday that it was suspending "publishing operations" to concentrate on raising money to keep the website in business. The announcement left in doubt the future not just of WikiLeaks but also of what had been thought of as a new style of journalism that would allow would-be whistle-blowers to leak documents electronically - without the risk of having to reveal their identity to anyone.
July 27, 2010
WikiLeaks.org's release of thousands of classified documents to three newspapers may have more impact on journalism than it will on bringing the war in Afghanistan to a swifter end. The 92,000 military logs published in the New York Times, Britain's the Guardian, and Germany's Der Spiegel were compared to the Pentagon Papers, which in 1971 revealed that high-level government officials doubted the Vietnam War could be won. But the WikiLeaks documents...
December 17, 2011 |
FORT MEADE, Md. - Appearing in a military courtroom for the first time Friday, accused WikiLeaks source Army Pfc. Bradley Manning said he understood the charges against him in a criminal case that involves one of the largest leaks of classified material in U.S. history. The pretrial proceeding bogged down in legal maneuvering when Manning's civilian lawyer, David Coombs, argued that the presiding military officer could not be impartial because he is a federal prosecutor in civilian life.
May 7, 2013 |
FORT MEADE, Md. - Government secrecy reaches a new level this week in the court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst who sent 700,000 classified U.S. documents to the WikiLeaks website. A military judge, Col. Denise Lind, has ordered what prosecutors say is an unprecedented closed hearing Wednesday at Fort Meade to help her decide how much of Manning's coming trial should be closed to protect national security. An unidentified prosecution witness will testify during that closed hearing in a "dry run. " Defense attorneys say that could allow the judge to find ways to avoid closing the courtroom to the public during the presentation of classified evidence.
April 30, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - The intelligence analyst suspected of illegally passing government secrets to the WikiLeaks website has been found competent to stand trial, the Army said yesterday. Army spokesman Gary Tallman said a panel of experts completed its medical and mental evaluation of Pfc. Bradley Manning on April 22, and informed Army officials yesterday of the conclusion. Tallman said no date has been set for the initial court hearing. Manning is suspected of obtaining hundreds of thousands of classified and sensitive documents while serving in Iraq and providing them to the website.
June 8, 2012 |
FORT MEADE, Md. - The U.S. State Department took extraordinary steps to limit harm to foreign relations and individuals after an Army private allegedly sent more than 250,000 classified diplomatic cables to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks, two agency officials testified at a court-martial hearing Thursday. One group of up to 25 high-ranking officials worked around the clock to try to get ahead of the problem before WikiLeaks began publishing the cables on Nov. 28, 2010, said Rena Bitter, director of the agency's operations center.
April 6, 2011 |
QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador said Tuesday it was expelling the U.S. ambassador over a 2009 diplomatic cable from her - divulged by WikiLeaks - that said a newly retired police chief had a long history of corruption and speculated that President Rafael Correa was aware of it. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced Ambassador Heather Hodges' expulsion at a news conference. Patino said the ambassador, who was called to his office the previous afternoon, had not explained what led her to suggest in the 2009 cable that Correa knew of "supposed acts of corruption by members of the police leadership, and more specifically the former commander of the institution, Jaime Hurtado Vaca.
July 25, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The Toronto International Film Festival will open with the WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate and showcase the much-anticipated adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County . The festival, which runs Sept. 5-15, has long been a launching pad for Hollywood's fall season and Oscar contenders. This year's lineup, much of which was announced Tuesday, features films starring George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Colin Firth, and Nicole Kidman.
April 27, 2012 |
FORT MEADE, Md. - A military judge refused on Thursday to dismiss the most serious charge against an Army private accused in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history. Col. Denise Lind rejected a defense motion to throw out the charge of "aiding the enemy" during a pretrial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. It was one of several motions seeking to dismiss some or all of the charges, but Lind left all 22 counts against Manning in place.
April 29, 2011 |
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Army private accused of passing classified documents to WikiLeaks was cleared Thursday to live alongside other inmates at a Kansas military prison, a dramatic change from his previous quarters in a Virginia Marine Corps brig where he spent 23 hours a day alone in his cell. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning passed the lengthy physical and psychiatric evaluation given to new inmates at the Fort Leavenworth prison and received final clearance just before a midday media tour of the facility, Lt. Col. Dawn Hilton said.