Top Daily Stories for June 2013

Jun 4 2013

Obama orders more sanctions against Iran

McClatchy News Service - Tue, 2013-06-04 07:35
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced new economic sanctions on Iran on Monday to raise pressure on conservative hard-liners who have vowed not to compromise with the West over Tehran's nuclear development program.
Jun 4 2013

Bradley Manning decided in 2009 to leak U.S. secrets, his lawyer says

McClatchy News Service - Tue, 2013-06-04 07:30
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's decision to release classified U.S. government secrets came in late December 2009, when he was new to Iraq and learned to his horror that a family of five was grievously injured by a roadside bomb.
Jun 4 2013

Army general facing sex charges back in N.C. court

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2013-06-04 07:11
FORT BRAGG, N.C.  A U.S. Army general facing sexual assault charges is due back in court for a hearing on pre-trial motions. Today's hearing precedes a court martial for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair set to begin June 25 on charges that include forcible
Jun 4 2013

Exclusive: China tried to convince North Korea to give up nuclear tests - source

Top Headlines - Tue, 2013-06-04 06:54

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China told an envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that Pyongyang should stop conducting nuclear and

Jun 4 2013

Sexual assaults force changes to military justice

AP News - Tue, 2013-06-04 05:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to stop sexual assault in the military, Congress is spelling out for the services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing the decades-old military justice system. 2013-06-04T05:15:34-04:00 2013-06-04T04:23:07-04:00
Jun 4 2013

Fort Hood victims upset; suspect can question them

AP News - Tue, 2013-06-04 05:15
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford says he will never forget locking eyes with the gunman who entered a Fort Hood building Nov. 5, 2009, and then unleashed a burst of gunfire into a crowd of soldiers preparing for deployment.
Jun 3 2013

Bradley Manning trial in Wikileaks case to begin

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2013-06-03 10:09
FORT MEADE, Md.  More than three years ago, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was arrested in Iraq and charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history.
Jun 3 2013

Pro-Hezbollah leaders attacked in Lebanon

AlJazeera - Mon, 2013-06-03 09:44
Attempted assassinations of two religious leaders result in clashes in Tripoli as battle for Syria spills into Lebanon.
Jun 3 2013

Synopsis of the Battle of Midway (3-7 June 1942)

Naval History Blog - Mon, 2013-06-03 09:35

Those who have only a casual knowledge of the Second World War might know little more about the Battle of Midway than the fact that it was an important American victory in the Pacific Theater.  After all, the war had countless major battles, and a

Jun 3 2013

Bradley Manning trial begins 3 years after arrest

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-06-03 09:31
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning goes on trial Monday more than three years after he was arrested in Iraq and charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history.

 
 

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