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Judge denies Bradley Manning’s motion to drop WikiLeaks charges

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The judge in Bradley Manning’s court-martial today upheld a set of charges against the Army private, including that of aiding the enemy, for providing information to WikiLeaks.

Prosecutors argued that Manning’s leaks indirectly aided information to the enemy, a fact he should have known given his training as an intelligence analyst.

The defense countered that at the time of the leaks, WikiLeaks was generally viewed as a journalistic outlet dedicated to publishing secrets, and that Manning’s training had never specifically dealt with the site. At the time, the defense argued, even the US Army didn’t regard WikiLeaks as a threat.

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