Defence rests in Manning case

2011-12-21 22:25

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.

  • Paul - 2011-12-22 07:44

    He be buggered

  • fishycraig - 2011-12-22 10:03

    I am not going to win any friends here probably but this guy deserves what is coming. He preaches he did it for 'peace' but how many people were exposed by him? How many 'secrets' got people killed? And delve a little deeper and it appears he released these secrets more for revenge than any other reason.

      Graziella - 2011-12-22 11:10

      One thing is for sure, the barbarity of America in conducting war has been revealed to everyone.

      fishycraig - 2011-12-22 11:37

      Barbarity from both sides I'm afraid...

  • toibry - 2011-12-22 22:40

    Why do the nations rage and the people's plot in vain?

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