Worth a Look: Don Vandergriff – Manning the Future Legions of the United States – Finding and Developing Tomorrow’s Centurions

An Industrial Age model continues to shape the way the Army approaches its recruiting, personnel management, training, and education. This outdated personnel management paradigm―designed for an earlier era―has been so intimately tied to the maintenance of Army culture that a self-perpetuating cycle has formed, diminishing the Army’s attempts to develop adaptive leaders and institutions. This …

Hal Berghel: Comments on Intelligence Leadership, Moral Hazards, Manning, Snowden, & Wikileaks

Leadership Failures in the National Security Complex Current NSA forecast: continued Snowden flurries with no end in sight. No one blames the hardworking NSA employees for the latest series of gaffes: it’s the feckless leadership and the politics that got them there that are responsible for our current difficulties PDF (4 Pages): Hal on Leadership …

Rickard Falkvinge: Pirate Party Iceland & EU Nominate Manning & Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

Pirate Party MPs, MEPs Jointly Nominate Snowden And Manning For Peace Prize Civil Liberties:  Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 in a joint nomination by the Pirate MPs of Iceland and the Pirate MEPs of the European Parliament. “Manning gave us an insight into the brutal reality …

Eagle: Bradley Manning Lessons Learned

Bradley Manning trial: six things we learned As the army private awaits news of his sentencing, here’s a look at the intriguing nuggets which emerged from his court martial Paul Lewis in Fort Meade The Guardian, Wednesday 21 August 2013 Lessons (List Only): 1. Bradley Manning made history 2. Journalism is no longer monopolised by …

David Swanson: Bradley Manning Meets Kafka

Screaming in Bradley Manning’s Trial I sat in the courtroom all day on Wednesday as Bradley Manning’s trial wound its way to a tragic and demoralizing conclusion.  I wanted to hear Eugene Debs, and instead I was trapped there, watching Socrates reach for the hemlock and gulp it down.  Just a few minutes in and …

Michael Farrell: Bradley Manning – Leadership Failure Over Too Many Years…

Bradley Manning: Hits Just Keep on Hitting Bradley Manning did everything but wear a sign saying “Timebomb waiting to explode! Michael Farrell Veterans Today, 14 August 2013 EXTRACT The subject of the email was “My problem.”“I’ve had signs of it for a very long time,” Bradley Manning wrote. “It caused conditions within my family. I …

David Swanson: [17] European Parliamentarians Call for Bradley Manning’s Freedom, Condemn Equating Revelation of War Crimes with “Aiding the Enemy”

European Parliamentarians Call for Bradley Manning’s Freedom Seventeen Members of European Parliament have written a letter calling on U.S. President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to free WikiLeaks whistle-blower Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. The MEPs laud Manning for exposing “evidence of human rights abuses and apparent war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan” in accordance with …

David Swanson: Bradley Manning Wins Sean MacBride Peace Award — Manning Also Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Manning Wins Peace Prize U.S. whistleblower and international hero Bradley Manning has just been awarded the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award by the International Peace Bureau, itself a former recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, for which Manning is a nominee this year. A petition supporting Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize has gathered 88,000 …

Eagle: Matt Taibbi on Bradley Manning Trial — Should Be About War Crimes By Others, Not Whistle-Blowing By One

As Bradley Manning Trial Begins, Press Predictably Misses the Point By Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone: June 6, 2013 EXTRACT You get the press and the rest of America following that bouncing ball, and the game’s over. Almost no matter what the outcome of the trial is, if you can convince the American people that this …

Berto Jongman: Julian Asange on Bush Jr. Library, Bradley Manning Trial

Interview: Julian Assange on George Bush’s Library and Bradley Manning’s Trial Medea Banjamin OpEdNews.com, 25 April 2013 I had an opportunity to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been granted political asylum since June 2012. Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sex allegations, although he …