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Lawyer: Manning Wanted to Enlighten US About War

Lawyer: Manning Wanted to Enlighten US About War

(AP) Lawyer: Manning wanted to enlighten US about war
By DAVID DISHNEAU and PAULINE JELINEK
Associated Press
FORT MEADE, Md.
The second day of the military trial for Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning is expected to focus on evidence prosecutors say was found on the soldier’s computer in Iraq.

Manning gave a massive amount of classified material to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks when he was in Baghdad and prosecutors are trying to prove he aided the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence.

The trial resumes Tuesday. Prosecutors are expected to call an expert to testify about the information on Manning’s computer.

Prosecutors said during opening statements Monday that they’ll present evidence during the court-martial that Manning effectively put U.S. military secrets into the hands of Osama bin Laden.

Manning’s lawyer countered by saying he was young and naive and only wanted to enlighten the public about the reality of America’s wars.

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