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Pentagon Faces More Scrutiny Over $766 Million Task Force

ProPublica: Earlier this month, we reported that the Pentagon was making it difficult for the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction to investigate reports of gross waste and mismanagement by the now-defunct, five-year Task Force for Business Stability Operations. One of its projects, a gas station, cost 140 times what it should have.

New Leaks Reveal Dark Details of U.S. Drone Program

Secret military documents expose the inner workings of Obama's Drone Wars truthdig.com  October 15, 2015 jules 2000 / Shutterstock Targeted killings carried out by unmanned drones, though still very controversial, have become a fixture of U.S. foreign policy. On Thursday, The Intercept published a report, “The Drone Papers,” which gives the public a close look More

Bill Binney Speaks The Truth, Ouch

Former NSA official and whistleblower William Binney recently was the key speaker in a panel in the Twin Cities.  https://vimeo.com/129903598  William Binney is a former high-level National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence official who, after 30 years of service, blew the whistle on NSA surveillance programs. His outspoken criticism of the NSA during the George More

Snowden: I Left the NSA Clues, But They Couldn’t Find Them

In addition to shedding light on his motives, Snowden says he meant the clues to allow the NSA to avoid collateral damage from his leaks, changing codenames and plans to anticipate the release of some of its most sensitive secrets. BY ANDY GREENBERG  Wired.com  8.13.14 Photo: Platon If the NSA still doesn’t know the More

▶ NSA whistleblower requests asylum extension for another year

Philip Holloway, a former military attorney, and Coleen Rowley, a retired FBI agent and whistleblower, discuss Snowden Al Jazeera America  July 27, 2014 Watch the video here. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise More

▶ Edward Snowden’s Attorney Speaks at Peacestock: Ben Wizner

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/100940951] from Bill Sorem PRO Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden's attorney discussed details of the Snowden case in his presentation at Peacestock, 2014. In this excerpt of his total presentation (full talk included below) he reminded the audience that Snowden published nothing, his material was turned over to legitimate journalistic organizations, initially the Guardian and Washington Post, who then decided More

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