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U.S. vs Bradley Manning: Wikileaks Source Heads to Trial


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A U.S. Army photo of Bradley Manning
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A U.S. Army photo of Bradley Manning

Three years ago, Bradley Manning made headlines when he was arrested for releasing over 700,000 classified military documents to Wikileaks. He was charged with 22 offenses, including aiding and abetting the enemy. He has since confessed to many of the charges. Supporters laud him a hero while critics say he injured national security. Manning's military court martial begins Monday -- and he faces life in prison without parole.

Host: Scott Shafer

Guests:

  • Daniel Ellsberg, former Pentagon analyst and author of three books: "Papers on the War," "Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers" and "Risk, Ambiguity and Decision"
  • Birgitta Jonsdottir, member of the Althing, the Icelandic parliament, formerly representing the Citizens' Movement and The Movement, but now representing the Pirate Party
  • Gabriel Schoenfeld, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of "Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law"
  • John Altenburg, of counsel at the law firm Greenberg Traurig, retired two-star major general with the U.S. Army and former deputy judge advocate general

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