| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:34 AM
When an interim engineering dean at the Johns Hopkins University asked a well-known cryptography professor to remove a blog post about the National Security Agency from university servers, he said he did so because he feared “legal consequences.&...
| Aug 21, 2013
Pfc. Bradley Manning recently was convicted of violating the Espionage Act for releasing classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. Judge Denise Lind declared that Private Manning's conduct was "wanton and reckless." He is likely to be sentenced to...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:14 PM
The general who led the Pentagon's review of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history told a military judge Wednesday that their publication revealed tactics, strained relations with some allies and caused some Afghans to stop...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:47 PM
A military judge ruled Tuesday that Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning violated the Espionage Act when he gave a trove of classified material to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks to publish online.
But Army Col. Denise Lind found the onetime Marylander not...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A major problem in the United States is not that there are too many whistle-blowers. Rather, there are too few.
Where were the whistle-blowers when the CIA was operating secret prisons; conducting torture and abuse; and kidnapping individuals off the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"A traitor is always useful," a Russian security service friend said to me while discussing NSA contractor turned defector Edward Snowden's arrival in his country.
Mr. Snowden has fallen into the open arms of Mother Russia, where he was greeted at...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning was looking for "worldwide notoriety" when he gave hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, a military prosecutor said Thursday.
Maj. Ashton Fein, delivering the government's...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Attorneys for Pfc. Bradley Manning opened their defense of the Army analyst Monday by portraying him as a computer whiz operating under loose guidelines whose decision to leak reams of classified documents was based on a well-intentioned sense of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:08 AM
The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hell-bent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival.
There have always been (at least)...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:44 AM
As we celebrate the birth by revolution of this country, let's take a moment to put some historical context to the actions of Edward Snowden and to consider whether he is a traitor or a patriot.
Back in the 1780s, when everyone in America was by...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The U.S. government is trying "to create a database of every [phone] call ever made."
That's how one informed person described the National Security Agency's effort to USA Today. That newspaper also confirmed that not only is the government collecting...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:57 PM
A British newspaper has identified a 29-year-old former Marylander as the source of the top secret documents that revealed details of two National Security Agency surveillance programs and revived debate of the agency's reach into the private lives of...