PFC Bradley Manning: Criminal Humanist or Traitor Hacker?

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Private first class Bradley Manning was apprehended three years ago for leaking almost three quarters of a million classified and confidential US documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. He was responsible for the worst theft of classified information in history, including hundreds of thousands of Army and diplomatic cables.

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Prison Break in Pakistan

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan attacked a prison in Dera Ismail Khan yesterday resulting in the escape of over 200 prisoners. Reports indicate that some of the attackers engaged the prison guards outside the prison walls, while other units took up positions designed to deny access by Pakistani military units responding to the attack.

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US-Egypt Foreign Relations Since July 3

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

As Egypt undergoes its transition back to secular nationalism it is resorting to security state with secret police. A deep state allegedly run by General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the SCAF, the Interior Ministry, and other secular nationalists appears evidently in control behind the interim President and cabinet.

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The Role of the State in Cyberspace

By David Woodworth
Faculty Member, Military Studies Program at American Military University

In recent months a number of news stories have highlighted the challenges of producing a coherent U.S. cyber security policy. Reports of hacking into U.S. databases and leaks by former government officials have put the online world is at the forefront of national security policy.

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NZ Disputes Report That it Spied on Journalist

Nick Perry, The Associated Press
Special to In Homeland Security

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Monday disputed a newspaper report saying its military conspired with U.S. spy agencies to monitor a freelance journalist in Afghanistan, a report that has provoked concerns over how surveillance programs revealed by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden might be used to spy on reporters.

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Friends Proud of Amateur Film on Snowden’s Hong Kong Stay

Stephanie Ip, The Associated Press
Special to In Homeland Security

HONG KONG (AP) — It was shot in single takes with amateur actors, hobbyist directors and about $650 — mainly to pay for a room in the same Hong Kong hotel that briefly housed Edward Snowden.

But the short YouTube film some bill as the first movie about the National Security Agency leaker is a source of pride for the friends who made it, even as they acknowledge its limitations.

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