Investigators show Manning-WikiLeaks links

Investigators show Manning-WikiLeaks links

FORT MEADE, Md., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Military investigators say a U.S. army intelligence analyst's secondary computer had thousands of cables that later were seen on WikiLeaks.

Blackwater's legal protections might end

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Blackwater Worldwide, the private U.S. security contractor guarding diplomats in Baghdad, may no longer have immunity from Iraqi courts, sources say.

Dogs of War: Inherently governmental?

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Amid all the polemics over the use of private military and security contractors by the U.S. government there are two words one rarely sees, but they lie at the very heart of the debate: "inherently governmental."

U.S. military mum on gay policy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. military apparently is not enforcing its policy of discharging gay soldiers who speak of their sexual orientation, USA Today reported Tuesday.

More soldiers go public against Iraq war

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- More U.S. soldiers are going public with criticism of the Iraq War and the way it is being conducted, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Pentagon and CIA look at bank records

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Pentagon and CIA have stepped up domestic intelligence-gathering efforts, using "noncompulsory" letters to U.S. banks and other institutions.

Padilla photos shocks military expert

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Newly released photographs of U.S. terror suspect Jose Padilla wearing sensory deprivation devices have outraged a Washington military expert.

U.S. Marines hire lawyers over Iraq probe

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Before the U.S. military makes public its probe into the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha last fall, most of the Marines involved have hired lawyers.

Court: Sen. Graham cannot serve as judge

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington has ruled that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham cannot concurrently serve as a senator and a military judge.

Breadth of prisoner torture hard to define

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. military says investigations of detainee abuse found only a small number credible but critics say it's hard to know how encompassing they were.

Court: tribunals fail constitutional test

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The military tribunals that review the status of foreign prisoners are unconstitutional, a court decided Monday, setting up a possible Supreme Court showdown.

Muslim chaplain leaves U.S. military

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Capt. James Yee, the Muslim Guantanamo Bay chaplain accused of espionage but later fully exonerated, has left the military.

Once-accused Muslim chaplain leaving Army

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A Muslim Army chaplain once suspected of espionage is leaving the U.S. Army at midnight Friday with an honorable discharge, his lawyer said.

Guantanamo spy allegations falling apart

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. military prosecutors have revealed only one of more than 200 documents taken by a suspect from Guantanamo Bay were actually secret, USA Today reported.

Army chaplain Yee to leave Army

OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Capt. James J. Yee, the Muslim chaplain cleared of charges of espionage in March, cites "irreparable damage" in his decision to quit the military.

U.S. Army captain under apparent gag order

FORT LEWIS, Wash., April 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army captain who converted to Islam and was accused of helping al-Qaida has now been warned about talking to outsiders, ABC News reported Wednesday.

Detained Muslim Army chaplain to be freed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Muslim army chaplain detained for three months on suspicion of espionage at Guantanamo Bay is to be released.

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Binalshibh could face military commission

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A recently captured al Qaida suspect could become the first defendant before a proposed military commission, sources in and out of government said this week. But they said it might be some time before that decision is made. Ramzi Binalshibh, believed to b
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Military court is deep legal water for US

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- President Bush is swimming in deep legal waters with his new executive order allowing military trials for non-citizens accused of terrorist crimes against the U
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Bush sets up terrorist military court

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- President Bush on Tuesday signed an executive order that would allow foreigners to be tried by special U.S. military courts if accused of terrorist acts such as
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter