Glenn Greenwald: Bradley Manning Hit With New Charges in WikiLeaks Case, Includes “Aiding the Enemy”


Mar 3, 2011

DemocracyNow.org –
The U.S. Army has filed an 22 additional charges against Army Private Bradley Manning, who is alleged to have illegally downloaded hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. military and State Department documents that were then publicly released by WikiLeaks. One of the new charges, “aiding the enemy,” could carry a death sentence. Democracy Now! interviews Glenn Greenwald, constitutional law attorney and legal blogger for Salon.com. “Although the charging document does not say who the ‘enemy is,’ there’s only two possibilities,” Greenwald says. “Either they mean Wikileaks … or any kind of leak now of classified information to newspapers where your intent is not to aid the Taliban, but expose wrongdoing.”

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