Army Orders Court-Martial In WikiLeaks Case

An Army officer has ordered a court-martial for a low-ranking intelligence analyst charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history.

A Military District of Washington spokeswoman says Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington on Friday referred all charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning to a general court-martial.

The referral means Manning will stand trial for allegedly giving more than 700,000 secret U.S. documents and classified combat video to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks for publication.

The 24-year-old Crescent, Okla., native faces 22 counts, including aiding the enemy. Manning could be imprisoned for life if convicted of that charge.

A judge yet to be appointed will set the trial date.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 at 02:31 PM
    Should order a hanging. Traitor. Back in the day aiding the enemy was dealt with by firing squad.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 at 06:39 PM in reply to
      You must be anoth "christain" wrapping themslves in the flag.
  • by Leon Location: Carteret Co. on Feb 4, 2012 at 11:21 AM
    If we are fortunate enough for him to be convicted, he should be executed promptly !!! We need to make a stand @($&@ against enemies foreign and domestic.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 at 03:18 PM in reply to Leon
      you are such a loser
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        by anon on Feb 4, 2012 at 04:47 PM in reply to
        nooo, it's not leon that's the loser.
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