Panetta Warns Israel Off Taking Unilateral Military Action Against Iran

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress When news broke two weeks ago that the U.S. had sent bunker buster bombs to Israel in 2009 or 2010, many worried that shipping the bombs — which can penetrate deep into underground bunkers… Continue Reading  

Freedom Isn’t Free at the State Department

The Only Employee at State Who May Be Fired Because of WikiLeaks By Peter Van Buren Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch On the same day that more than 250,000 unredacted State Department cables hemorrhaged out onto the Internet, I… Continue Reading  

On the Bunker Buster Transfer to Israel

On Eli Lake’s ‘Daily Beast’ article on the Obama administration’s transfer of bunker buster bombs to Israel a few months after it took power in January 2009, Ali has helpfully added to the story on the thinkprogress security blog by… Continue Reading  

What is the Obama Administration Doing to Bradley Manning?

We’ve been a bit remiss in covering this story, but recent revelations about the treatment of PFC Bradley Manning (for details, see Glenn Greenwald) make clear that the military — and thus the Obama administration — is subjecting Manning to… Continue Reading  

Did Danny Ayalon Listen to Petraeus or Read WikiLeaks?

As mentioned in today’s Talking Points, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has an op-ed in the Washington Times in which he pronounces the “death of ‘linkage’.” Ayalon claims that both the recent instability in the Middle East and WikiLeaks… Continue Reading