Verdict in Manning trial to be revealed Tuesday
July 29th, 2013
01:40 PM ET

Verdict in Manning trial to be revealed Tuesday

By CNN Staff

After spending three years in custody, the man accused of the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history will learn Tuesday whether he has been found guilty of aiding the enemy.

A verdict from the judge in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning will be announced at 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman for the military district of Washington.

If found guilty on the aiding the enemy charge, Manning could be sentenced to life in prison. He has pleaded guilty to nearly a dozen lesser charges that carry a sentence of up to 20 years behind bars.

Whether Manning is a whistle-blower or a traitor who betrayed his country has been hotly debated.

Authorities have accused Manning of delivering three-quarters of million pages of classified documents and videos to the secret-sharing site WikiLeaks - which has never confirmed the soldier was the source of its information. The material covered numerous aspects of U.S. military strategy in Iraq, gave what some called a ground view of events in the Afghanistan war and revealed the inner workings of U.S. State Department diplomacy in leaked cables.

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      Good trolling, Phunnie boy. How much does the M.I.C., the Tea Partiers or the right-wing politicians pay you to do this? They sure know how to put words in your mouth!!!

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    He will get 20 years in a military prison, forfeiture of all pay and benefits, and a dishonorable discharge from the United States Army.

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      I'm afraid that you're right, Ricardo. Like JFK once said, life is not fair! Just look at those filthy pigs in our military who abuse their female counterparts and get away with it! This is enough to make a billy goat want to puke!!!

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    This kid is an open and closed case. There is really no debate this is a traitor. Lock him up and throw away the key or put him down. There is actual legitimate debate over snowden. Complicated greatly by his choices of where to go immediately after doing what he did. Although it is inevitable people will die from it given enough time, there was a legit situation to call him a whistle blower. Not sure I would want to be the guy to judge his case.

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    • Quinton

      If I were the President, Random, I'd pardon this young man the very minute those goons convict him. Unfortunately, Barack Obama works for the all powerful M.I.C. in Washington and does whatever they tell him to do just as George W. Bush did. We need a man like Theodore Roosevelt who'll stand up to special interest groups like this. Unless we get one, this country will be on a downward slope.

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    he has betrayed his country, case closed. Take him away.

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