Judge Presiding Over Court Martial of Bradley Manning Urged to Make Proceedings More Transparent

By: Thursday March 22, 2012 4:30 pm

Pfc. Bradley Manning faces 22 charges at his arraignment. (photo: Fort Meade) A letter calling on the judge presiding over the court martial proceedings of Pfc. Bradley Manning to grant the press and public access to records in the proceedings has been sent by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).  The Center, which represents WikiLeaks [...]

All Charges Against Bradley Manning Referred to Court Martial

By: Thursday January 12, 2012 5:30 pm

The charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to WikiLeaks, are likely to proceed onto a court martial. The investigative officer, Lt. Col. Paul Almanza, who presided over the Article 32 hearing in December, recommended all twenty-three charges, including the charge of “aiding the enemy,” which rests upon the government’s [...]

Army Monitored Tweets from Press at the Bradley Manning Hearing

By: Tuesday January 10, 2012 2:05 pm

(update below) Josh Gerstein of POLITICO has obtained a copy of the Army’s analysis of media coverage of Bradley Manning’s Article 32 or pre-trial hearing. The public affairs staff was tasked with putting together daily reports on coverage. They used a commercial service called VOCUS to “track traditional and social media coverage of Manning’s hearing.” [...]

The Closing Argument Delivered by the Government at the Manning Hearing

By: Friday December 23, 2011 6:48 am

Ashden Fein delivered the closing argument for the government and began by stating Pfc. Bradley Manning was a US Army intelligence analyst the Army trained and trusted to use intelligence systems. He “used that training to defy our trust to indiscriminately and systematically harm us.” He “abused our trust” and mined as much as information [...]

US Government Accuses Bradley Manning of Aiding Al Qaeda

By: Thursday December 22, 2011 6:12 pm

The pre-trial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, concluded with the government revealing in its closing argument for the first time the enemy, which they believe Manning’s actions aided: the terrorists. Calling what Manning did a “six month-long enterprise of indiscriminately harvesting information,” Cpt. Ashden Fein stated in the [...]

History Will Ultimately Judge Bradley Manning

By: Thursday December 22, 2011 11:53 am

The Military Public Affairs Office is not permitting the media to remain on base past noon. Therefore, you will have to wait for a report on what the prosecution presented. Most significant was that the prosecution identified “the enemy” Manning is charged with “aiding.” They played an Al Qaeda propaganda video and said he knowingly [...]

Bradley Manning Pre-Trial Hearing: Live Blog, Final Day

By: Thursday December 22, 2011 8:20 am

*The Military Public Affairs Office is not permitting the media to remain on base past noon. Therefore, you will have to wait for a report on what the prosecution presented. Most significant was that the prosecution identified “the enemy” Manning is charged with “aiding.” They played an Al Qaeda propaganda video and said he knowingly [...]

Bradley Manning Pre-Trial Hearing: Live Blog, Day 6

By: Wednesday December 21, 2011 8:38 am

Bradley Manning’s Article 32 hearing or, as it is more generally called, pre-trial hearing resumes today. The US government has finished presenting evidence. The defense will now begin to present its side of the case. Members of the prosecution include Captain Ashden Fein, Captain Joe Morrow and Captain Angel Overgaard and Captain Hunter Whyte. Members [...]

Lamo: Manning Was ‘Looking to Brag’ About What He’d Done

By: Tuesday December 20, 2011 11:29 pm

The prosecution rested today at Pfc. Bradley Manning’s pre-trial hearing and one of the final witnesses to be called to the stand was hacker Adrian Lamo. Earlier, I presented about seventy percent of his testimony. Here is the other part of the testimony that I was unable to get up before it was time for [...]

‘A Curious Individual’ Who ‘Takes Odd Jobs’ Named Adrian Lamo Takes the Stand

By: Tuesday December 20, 2011 4:55 pm

Hacker Adrian Lamo was called to the stand by the prosecution to testify in the Pfc. Bradley Manning hearing today. He took the stand just after a federal agent described his role as a confidential informant for the government. The testimony was some of the most exciting testimony thus far. Obviously, if not for Lamo, [...]

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