The defense in Bradley Manning’s trial is scheduled to start its case for the sentencing phase today. Manning is expected to give a statement in military court at Fort Meade at some point before the defense rests on Wednesday.
3:39 PM EST Just over 11 hours of testimony on classified evidence has been given by government witnesses in closed sessions. It has all been evidence related to alleged damage or harm caused by Manning. The vast amount of evidence prosecutors believe they have against Manning will not be known to
The government is scheduled to wrap its sentencing case in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning. They will likely call two witnesses from the Pentagon, who will testify.
Witnesses for today will testify in open and closed sessions. The government intends to qualify both as experts. That will happen in open court. Some background information will be given, and then a military prosecutor will call for the court to go into a closed session for classified testimony.
1:40 PM EST Court is in recess until 9:30AM tomorrow morning. Keep an eye on the Dissenter for a further report on today’s proceedings with witness Aboul-Enein. Today’s document dump to the Army FOIA site included the ruling on the defense’s six objections to Patrick Kennedy’s earlier testrimony. You can read
Two classified United States government witnesses are scheduled to testify today in Pfc. Bradley Manning’s sentencing. These witnesses could be Major General Kenneth F. McKenzie, staff of the US Marine Corps headquarters, or Rear Admiral Kevin Donegan of Naval Warfare Integration at the Pentagon.
Government witnesses from the State Department have suggested in the sentencing phase of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial that the Department was the victim of a “chilling effect” created as a result of Manning’s decision to provide a cache of US State Embassy cables to WikiLeaks.
Government witnesses from the State Department have suggested in the sentencing phase of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial that the Department was the victim of a “chilling effect” created as a result of Manning’s decision to provide a cache of US State Embassy cables to WikiLeaks. The defense objected to testimony
4:00 PM EST Two government witnesses that testified today were individuals who analyzed military incident reports from Iraq and Afghanistan for the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). What was shared in open court about the response to the leak of the information was limited, but James McCarl of JIEDDO did
Testimony on “chilling effect” was limited to the “scope of periods directly following” the WikiLeaks releases or directly following “media accounts of WikiLeaks releases” in countries.
The judge also decided that testimony on “less information” being included in diplomatic cables for “fear of not being protected” was admissible but limited to the time immediately after the releases or after subsequent media accounts of the releases. She added it was a direct result of Manning’s act that “less information” would be included in cables.
A military judge partially granted a defense motion to merge specifications or offenses for “unreasonable multiplication of charges” in the sentencing phase of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial. The defense for Manning filed three motions on July 30 seeking to merge offenses for findings (meaning as part of the verdict) and