The new White House chief of staff General John Kelly:  often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had ever seen. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In his six months as homeland security secretary, John Kelly often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had eve(...)

Robert Gates with Barack Obama and Admiral Mike Mullen at a Gates farewell ceremony. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

The disdain Robert Gates has for self-interested members of Congress, upstart White House aides and senior Obama administration figures, which (...)

US army Pte Bradley Manning (centre) is escorted in handcuffs as he leaves the courthouse in Fort Meade, Maryland. Pte  Manning is accused of leaking more than 700,000 classified files, videos and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.  Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/Files/Reuters
Manning defence rests its case
  • US
  • July 11, 2013, 09:36

The defence in the court-martial of US soldier Bradley Manning rested its case yesterday with a Harvard law professor testifying that WikiLeaks perf(...)