Defence rests in Manning case
Fort Meade - The defence has rested in a hearing to determine whether the Army intelligence analyst blamed for the biggest leak of secrets in US history should be court-martialled.
Private first class Bradley Manning's lawyers called only two witnesses on Wednesday: A sergeant who saw one of Manning's fits of rage in Baghdad and a captain whom the young private served under in Iraq.
The hearing was recessed for closing arguments on Thursday.
Manning is accused of releasing a trove of classified military and diplomatic information to the WikiLeaks website. If court-martialled and found guilty of aiding the enemy, he could face up to a life sentence.