Lots going on before the long weekend.
Lets begin with more coverage of the “squealing SEAL”—aka Mark Owen aka Matt Bissonnette. Mark Thompson at Time has this story on the letter the Pentagon sent Bissonnette and the book’s publisher, and this story about the now-famous quote from the book about how OBL was defenseless before he died. CNN’s Security Clearance blog also reports on the Pentagon’s threat of legal action, and Wired’s Danger Room blog divulges other dirty details from the book.
The New York Times reports that the three soldiers in Georgia accused of killing a fellow soldier and his girlfriend will face capital charges.
Wells noted yesterday that the Department of Justice has closed investigations into the deaths of two detainees in CIA custody. Here’s coverage from the Politico, and the Times also has the story. The Wall Street Journal has additional details.
From the Department of Got ‘Em: Pakistani officials have finally confirmed the death of Badruddin Haqqani from a U.S. drone strike last week, says the Washington Times.
National Public Radio says that Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial will begin on February 4, 2013—just in case you were holding your breath.
BBC News reports that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari that “a speedy trial of people held in Pakistan in connection with the 2008 Mumbai attacks would help improve relations.” Good luck with that!
The Wall Street Journal informs us that the Treasury Department has placed sanctions on eight LeT members, so make sure to read the story before wiring the group any money.
How wild is this? Josh Begley, a New York-based developer, has come up with Drones+, an iPhone app that tracks U.S. drone strikes all over the world—and then sends you a “pop-up notice.” Apple, however, has blocked the app from its App Store, reports Wired’s Danger Room.
And then there’s Clint Eastwood on Guantanamo. Enough said. It’s today’s Moment of Highly Inarticulate Zen:
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