When Jeff Barillaro returned from fighting the war in Iraq, he felt lost. Now known as "Soldier Hard," he's rapping about how war has changed troops and their families. His music is developing a following among other vets and their families, who say his music speaks to them and makes them feel less alone.
In a Virginia courthouse Friday, former CIA official John Kiriakou is expected to plead not guilty to violating the Espionage Act by sharing information with reporters. But some critics say his prosecution has more to do with his public comments about waterboarding than with damage to national security.
The man accused of masterminding the bombing in 2000 is expected to testify Wednesday about the more than four years he spent in secret CIA prisons. And that's why, critics argue, the government is trying to ensure that Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri's testimony be heard in secret.
Europe's human rights court ruled on Tuesday that conditions in America's so-called "supermax" prisons don't violate inmates' human rights. The ruling clears the way for Britain to begin extradition proceedings against five imprisoned terror suspects, including Babar Ahmad. Ahmad has been held in a British prison for nearly eight years without charge.
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