Tag Archives: United States Government

WikiLeaks strikes again

After WikiLeaks’ controversial release in October of 400,000 Pentagon reports pertaining to the Iraq war, Washington is gearing up to respond to the release of another batch of secret files. Washington is also doing damage control in preparation for the release of internal documents that may contain reports of compromising “conversations with political dissidents and friendly politicians… […]

Five thousand one hundred and thirteen

For the first time, the United States has formally disclosed the current size of its nuclear stockpile–5113 weapons as of 30 September 2009 (Anne Gearan, “U.S. comes clean on size of nuclear stockpile: 5,113,” Associated Press, 3 May 2010). U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed the number, and provided figures for previous years, on […]

US Appeals Court Rejects Arar's Detention and Torture Claim

An American federal court of appeal ruled this week that Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian, cannot sue the United States government and its officials because Congress has not authorized these types of law suits. Mr. Arar was attempting to sue those within the United States government who were involved with his arrest and deportation to Syria, […]