Bradley Manning's Pre-Trial Hearing and a Look at Military Secrecy

Monday, December 19, 2011

In Fort Meade, Maryland, a pre-trial investigation to determine whether or not to court-martial Private Bradley Manning is underway. Manning is accused of passing confidential U.S. military documents onto WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In theory, the Article 32 hearing could give Manning's lawyers the chance to bring up a broad host of issues connected to the case — about military secrecy, for example, and about the personal difficulties Manning, who is gay, struggled with in the Army. However, over the weekend, Army investigators put strict limits on what witnesses Manning can call in his own defense.

Denver Nicks is the author of the forthcoming book "Private: The Bradley Manning Story." He is following the case from Fort Meade, Maryland.

Comments [1]

Julie from Laurel, MD

He's being tried at Fort Meade in Maryland. I live here and the protests shut down the roads. It'd definitely not Florida!

Dec. 19 2011 01:04 AM

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