Fascinating assessments from US Embassy, Manila

I’m fascinated by the Wikileaks releases of the cables from the US Embassy in Manila. The latest I’ve read was then ambassador Kristie Kenney’s assessment of Hermogenes Ebdane, Jr. as the defense secretary written in March 2007. It was one insult after another. It said, “Tongue-tied and reticent, Defense Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane stands in stark […]

September 4, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  90 Comments

Humaneness in the age of technology

Stirring journalism and security worlds are WikiLeaks releases of classified military documents on the war in Afghanistan filched by a 22-year old American intelligence analyst from State department online files. The leaked documents are unprecedented in terms of volume – 91,000 diplomatic cables out of the 260,000 that Bradley Manning, the intelligence analyst, said he […]

August 2, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Cyberspace, Malaya, Media  11 Comments

WikiLeaks on Afghan War stirs journalism debate

It brings back the unending journalist dilemma of the right of the public to information versus national security. By Ron Synovitz Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty As the Pentagon investigates the potential damage from the leak of more than 91,000 classified U.S. military reports on the war in Afghanistan, the leak is fueling debate about […]

July 31, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Military  7 Comments