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Soldiers turned anti-government terrorists will face the death penalty

August 30, 2012 The three Georgia-based Army soldiers accused of killing a young couple and plotting to assassinate President Obama are getting the book thrown at them. In Long Country Superior Court Thursday, District Attorney Tom Durden vowed to seek the death penalty for F.E.A.R. militia members Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, Sgt. Anthony Peden ...

CIA emails show how Hollywood filmmakers got access to bin Laden info

August 28, 2012 For everyone who didn't get special access to information about the Osama bin Laden raid, today was a little bit discouraging as new e-mails revealed CIA officials gushing over Hollywood filmakers at the expense of trained reporters and documentarians. The filmmakers given top notch access have been known for months: ...

Soldiers in anti-Obama plot wanted to 'give the government back to the people'

August 28, 2012 New details are emerging about the four U.S. soldiers accused of plotting to assassinate President Obama and overthrow the U.S. government. The bizarre story began unfurling on Monday after Pfc. Michael Burnett, dressed in his Army uniform, testified in a southeast Georgia court against his fellow militia members. Prosecutors accused ...

Spielberg passes on Navy SEAL book amid Pentagon scrutiny

August 28, 2012 Sorry patriotic moviegoers, you'll have to settle for two well-financed movies about killing Osama bin Laden instead of three. Last night, Steven Spielberg's spokesman denied that either Spielberg or his DreamWorks production company are in talks to make a movie based on the upcoming book No Easy Day by Matt ...

The document that might spell trouble for ex-Navy SEAL author

August 27, 2012 If ex-Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette discloses classified information in his upcoming tell-all on the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, he could be subject to criminal prosecution under the Espionage Act, as we noted earlier. But even if he doesn't divulge any secrets, he's still got major legal problems. That ...

Prosecutors: U.S. soldiers plotted to kill President Obama

August 27, 2012 In a disturbing report out of Georgia, prosecutors say four U.S. soldiers plotted to overthrow the government and assassinate President Obama. Details remain slim about the case, but the AP's Russ Bynum says the soliders allegedly bought $87,000 worth of "guns and bomb-making materials and plotted to take over Fort ...

Navy SEAL author cashing in on Special Ops video game

August 24, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There's more than one way to profit from your experience in the military. For Matt Bisonnette, the former Navy SEAL Team 6 member who wrote a book about killing Osama bin Laden, that includes offering consulting services to a big name video game maker. The Los Angeles Times' Alex Pham ...

Video: The Mars rover landing in high definition

August 24, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Landing on Mars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Landing on Mars in HD. NASA, aka theBuzzFeed of Government, tweeted out a new video Thursday capturing the landing of the Mars rover Curiosity. The 3-minute clip is a vast improvement from the grainy soundless video that surfaced shortly after this ...

White House keeps mum on request for beer recipe

August 23, 2012 The Tea Party was right: This is the most secretive White House in modern history—at least when it comes to beer recipes. By now, thousands of beer geeks across America have petitioned the White House to reveal the recipe to President Obama's White House Honey Ale, a honey-infused home-brew that ...

Fox News outs Navy SEAL Team 6 author

August 23, 2012 The former Navy SEAL Team 6 member and anonymous author of a soon to be released tell-all book about the mission to kill Osama bin Laden better hire a security guard and a good lawyer: He's just beenouted by Fox News. Today, the network's Justin Fishel cites "multiple sources" identifying ...