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Bradley Manning acquitted of 'aiding the enemy' charge




Army Private Bradley Manning is escorted away from his Article 32 hearing February 23, 2012 in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Army Private Bradley Manning is escorted away from his Article 32 hearing February 23, 2012 in Fort Meade, Maryland.
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Today, former Private Bradley Manning, who was charged for leaking thousands of pages of government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, was acquitted of his charger for 'aiding the enemy," generally considered the most serious charge he was facing.

A conviction for the charge would have given the 25-year-old Manning a life sentence in federal prison. Manning was convicted of 19 of the 21 charges brought against him, including five counts of espionage and five counts of theft.

For a look on military judge Colonel Denise Lind's ruling and how the case has shed light on national security policy in the U.S., Loyola Law School professor and former Naval officer David Glazier joins the show.