Playing God with Bradley Manning

By: Thursday March 10, 2011 12:24 pm

Back in 2002, Gitmo’s Standard Operating Procedures advocated stripping detainees of clothing as a way of demonstrating the omnipotence of the captors. In addition to degradation of the detainee, stripping can be used to demonstrate the omnipotence of the captor or to debilitate the detainee. With Abu Zubaydah–as Jane Mayer has written–they explicitly tied this [...]

DOD Promises to Defend the Networks They Failed to Defend after 2008

By: Tuesday March 8, 2011 1:05 pm

There’s something hysterical about the promise a Quantico spokesperson made that DOD would take any threats to its IT networks–in this case, threats made by Anonymous–seriously. A Quantico spokesman, Lieutenant Agustin Solivan, said officials had referred the matter to law enforcement and counter-intelligence agencies. “We are aware of the threat and any threats to defence [...]

DOD Declares War on … Underwear

By: Friday March 4, 2011 2:33 pm

Charlie Savage just tweeted that the Abu Ghraib tactics will continue for Bradley Manning. Quantico tells me Bradley Manning will now be stripped every night as a “precautionary measure” to prevent self-injury Remember, Manning was already being forced to sleep in his underwear. When PFC Manning goes to sleep, he is required to strip down [...]

CNN: Military Investigating Why Brig Commander Put Bradley Manning on Suicide Watch [Update: Or Maybe Not]

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 1:34 pm

CNN elaborates on something MSNBC reported last night. Not only did Quantico Brig Commander James Averhart improperly put Bradley Manning on suicide watch for two days last week, but the military is now investigating why he did so. The U.S. military is investigating why the commander of the military jail put Pfc. Bradley Manning, suspected [...]

Government Admits Brig Commander Improperly Put Bradley Manning on Suicide Watch

By: Monday January 24, 2011 5:15 pm

The government has admitted to MSNBC that the Brig Commander at Quantico improperly put Bradley Manning on suicide watch last week. The officials told NBC News, however, that a U.S. Marine commander did violate procedure when he placed Manning on “suicide watch” last week. Military officials said Brig Commander James Averhart did not have the [...]

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