Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Wikileaks Brouhaha: Shooting the Messengers and Ignoring the Elephants, Part 5

In this series, we looked at the incompetence and negligence in the Departments of Defense and State that provided an operating environment that enabled Bradley Manning to copy hundreds of thousands of documents without ever being detected. The intent was … Continue reading

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The Wikileaks Brouhaha: Shooting the Messengers and Ignoring the Elephants, Part 4

So far in our story, we have focused on the role of the Department of Defense in facilitating Bradley Manning’s opportunity to acquire and export so much classified information. In Part 4, we will shift focus to the Department of … Continue reading

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The Wikileaks Brouhaha: Shooting the Messengers and Ignoring the Elephants, Part 3

In Part 2, we looked at the security environment at FOB Hammer and discovered that there was effectively none. That was the first component of the “perfect storm” that enabled Pfc. Manning to collect the video and documents that were … Continue reading

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The WikiLeaks Brouhaha: Shooting the Messengers and Ignoring the Elephants, Part 2

Part 1 of this series revisited Pfc. Manning’s activities at Forward Operating Base Hammer with a focus on indicators that provided information about the level of oversight and risk management with respect to protecting Secret and Top Secret-level data. In … Continue reading

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The WikiLeaks Brouhaha: Shooting the Messengers and Ignoring the Elephants, Part 1

Introduction Amidst the Sturm und Drang following WikiLeaks’ publication of the State Department cables, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange drew fire from the DoD, the State Department, the DoJ, Congress and the mainstream media. But with the exception of a few … Continue reading

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dcmwfmmmu, 9 May 2012

Vatican Board Asked to Resign Over Conference ” Members of the Vatican’s bioethics advisory panel have called for its board to resign after scientists who don’t support core church teaching on issues like birth control and infertility were featured at … Continue reading

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My Howard Beale Moment

OK. This is my Howard Beale moment. It’s been building for a while. It started approaching critical mass when people applauded at Rick Perry’s offhand statement that he “never struggled” with the possibility that Texas could ever have executed an … Continue reading

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