Defense Lawyers Counter Claim of Harm to U.S. in Army Whistleblower Bradley Manning's Recent Hearing
Interview with Rainey Reitman, steering committee member of Bradley Manning Support Network, conducted by Scott Harris
After 18 months in custody, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning made his first public appearance just before Christmas at what’s known as an Article 32 pretrial hearing at Fort Meade, Md. The hearing is the required next step in the military’s legal process before the expected court martial of Manning, 24, that will likely begin in six to nine months. Pfc. Manning stands accused by the U.S. government of being the source of 260,000 diplomatic government cables and more than 90,000 intelligence reports, later distributed to the press by WikiLeaks.