The Case Against Bradley Manning

The Case Against Bradley Manning

The case of leaked war documents from Iraq and Afghanistan came to town this week with a pre-trial hearing near Baltimore for defendant Bradley Manning. Kojo explores the tension between national security and prisoners' rights.

The biggest WikiLeaks case in history came to town this week with a hearing near Baltimore for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, charged with releasing hundreds of thousands of classified war cables. Manning says he was mistreated in the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., and wants the charges dropped. Kojo explores the standoff between Manning and the government, and the tension between national security and prisoners' rights.

Guests

Thomas Blanton

Director, National Security Archive at George Washington University

Victor Hansen

Professor, New England Law, Boston; Vice President, National Institute of Military Justice; retired Army Judge Advocate General's Corps officer with experience as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney

Elliott Francis

WAMU Anchor and Reporter

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