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    Listening Post: The case of the US vs Bradley Manning

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    Al Jazeera English

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    US Private Bradley Manning is no longer the alleged source of all those documents to WikiLeaks. According to his own testimony, delivered before a military court on February 28, Manning was the source - nothing alleged about it. In a pre-trial hearing for the first time, Manning admitted that he broke the law when he released around 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks but these lesser charges did not satisfy the United States government. Calling more than 100 witnesses - some anonymously and in closed hearings - prosecutors will argue that Manning's leak put national security and lives at risk by ‘aiding the enemy'. If convicted, Manning - the traitor, could face life without parole but what of Manning - the whistleblower?