Thursday April 2, 2020

Soldier of destiny

The trial of Bradley Manning will attempt to determine whether he was acting in the interests of his country by leaking documents to WikiLeaks.

8th June, 2013
Private Bradley Manning is escorted away after a hearing on the witness list of a trial motion in October last year at Fort Meade. Photo: Getty

The trial of Bradley Manning, which will be the most significant for the US Army in decades, will try to determine whether the soldier was acting in the interests of his country by leaking classified documents to the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks or whether he knew the information would fall into enemy hands, writes Niall Stanage in Washington DC.


One of the most high-profile trials of the year began in the United States last week. It...

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