There’s a short stretch of road in the “Little India” section of Jersey City bearing a name unfamiliar to most Americans. But for some Indian Americans, Ambedkar Avenue is almost a pilgrimage spot, for it commemorates their greatest hero — and one with an American connection at that.
Veteran reporter Arun Rath long surmised that a big release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay was in the offing. What he didn't know was that 15 prisoners would be shipped to a third country while he was reporting from the base.
As the pre-trial resumed Monday, the proceeding has almost become a forum to debate how America deals with what the Bush administration called "enhanced interrogation techniques" — what most authorities now call "torture."
The court martial against Bradley Manning is in its second week. The Army private has already admitted leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents and US State Department cables. He is still facing charges that could result in a life sentence.
Bradley Manning is on trial for a massive leak of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Edward Snowden is the former CIA employee who's in the news now for admitting he leaked documents revealing the government's surveillance of phone and Internet records.
The court-martial of Army private Bradley Manning continued Wednesday. On the agenda: testimony from an intelligence analyst who worked with Manning at the time when hundreds of thousands of classified documents were leaked to WikiLeaks.