Channel 4 is the only UK broadcaster to have been given access to WikiLeaks’ 400,000 secret military significant activities reports logged by the US military in Iraq between 2004 and 2009.
Channel 4′s Dispatches documents the secret horror of the Iraqi conflict and its aftermath, revealing the true scale of civilian casualties; and allegations that after the scandal of Abu Ghraib, American soldiers continued to abuse prisoners; and that US forces did not systematically intervene in the torture and murder of detainees by Iraqi security services. The secret reports also include previously unreported material of insurgents being killed while trying to surrender; and the initial fictitious presence of al-Qaeda’s turned into a dangerous post 9/11 reality. Segment 1 (15 min)
President Obama speaks to the press on the eve of the Nuclear Security Summit. He speaks from Blair House in Washington, D.C. after meetings with Prime Minister Singh of India and President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, and just before meeting with President Zuma of South Africa.
President Barack Obama and the U.S. is set to host a two-day, 47-nation nuclear summit in Washington, with the goal of keeping nuclear materials away from terrorists. (4:24 min)
REPORTERS: To bring this story, FRANCE 24′s reporters defied a ban on entering the island of Jolo, in the south of the Philippines, where Islamist group Abu Sayyaf has been multiplying abductions of foreigners. As they discovered, the tension there is palpable. (17:26 min)
A RealNews conversation with Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan. During the Bush/Cheney administration, the CIA used Uzbek to torture and create false intelligence, as support for rogue Uzbek regime continues. The US relationship with Uzbekistan started with an oil contract with Enron and George Bush while he was governor of Texas. (17 min)
CBC Hot Type, Evan Solomon interviews Noam Chomsky, talking about Afghanistan, Iraq, 9/11, terrorism, the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, U.S. hegemony around the world and the media propaganda. The first two segments are excerpts (16 min in 2 segment), the last segment is the complete interview (39 min).
More troops, more resources and more attention. These are the principles of the new US policy in Afghanistan. But are Obama’s goals realistic? Is it possible to increase the amount of troops in the region and give hope of an eventual end to US military commitment? And what will Iran’s role in helping the US to achieve its objectives ultimately be? Al Jazeera reports. Segment 1
Al Jazzera’s Rageh Omaar gets exclusive access to the Pakistani army in their full-scale military offensive against fighters on the frontier with Afghanistan. This is the story that most western media misses. Segment 1 (9:21 min)