The Trial of Bradley Manning for WikiLeaks Leaks

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PFC Bradley Manning has pled guilty to releasing 700,000 classified documents, which WikiLeaks then published on the Internet — the largest intelligence breach in American history. At the time, Manning worked in what's called a "Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility" at Forward Operating Base Hammer near Baghdad. He's now facing a court martial on espionage charges at Fort Mead, Maryland. Critics say he betrayed his country. His defenders are framing the case, in part, as a challenge to what they call excessive classification of information the public has a right to know. Is he a whistle-blower or a traitor who deserves life in prison?

Credits

Guests:
Arun Rath - PBS's 'Frontline' and PRI's 'The World' - @ArunRath, Trevor Timm - Electronic Frontier Foundation - @TrevorTimm, David Rivkin - BakerHostetler - @DavidRivkin, Marc Ambinder - The Week - @marcambinder

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Evan George, Sonya Geis