Friday, June 8, 2012

#Iraq: "Bradley #Manning - #Wikileaks and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History,"

Published on 8 Jun 2012 by

Further informations about Bradley and topic addressed are available in favourites, play lists on this and my main channel: Published with the permission of " - The new book, "Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History," tracks Manning's trajectory from growing up as a gay teen in small-town Oklahoma to joining the U.S. Army, where he found success as an intelligence analyst before being charged with the largest U.S. intelligence breach on record. We speak with the book's author, Denver Nicks. "In many ways Bradley Manning's story is the story of the United States in the post-9/11 era," Nicks says. "[His] life is sort of quintessentially American, in that he's gay at a time when gay rights goes mainstream; he joins the Army, and as an intelligence analyst no less, at a time when the national security state really starts to metastasize into something that we have never seen before ... We have more people with more access to more secret information than ever before, while we are living in the post 9/11 era of foreign policy conducted, as Dick Cheney said, in the shadows. We are more dependent than ever on leaks to know what our government is doing. Leaks are not only inevitable, but necessary ... Bradley Manning had access to an extraordinary amount of classified information -- more, in fact, than he leaked."

To watch the complete weekday independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, search our vast archive, or to find more information about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman, visit .""

Twitter: @democracynow
Subscribe on YouTube:
Listen on SoundCloud:
Daily Email News Digest: