Bradley Manning Trial Begins 3 years After Arrest
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - The trial has started for an Army private charged with sending documents to WikiLeaks in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history.
A military judge took up some procedural matters in Bradley Manning's case and opening statements are set to begin later Monday.
The 25-year-old intelligence analyst from Oklahoma has admitted leaking the documents and pleaded guilty to offenses that could send him to prison for up to 20 years. But the U.S. military and the Obama administration are trying to convict Manning on a charge of aiding the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence.
Manning's supporters hail him as a whistleblowing hero. Others say he is a traitor.
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