Court-Martial Suggested for Manning

    US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (R) arrives alongside a military official at a US military Magistrate Court facility for an Article 32 hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland on December 18, 2011. Manning is accused of downloading 260,000 US diplomatic cables, videos of US air strikes and US military reports from Afghanistan and Iraq between November 2009 and May 2010 and turning them over to WikiLeaks in what has been called one of the most serious intelligence breaches in US history. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    An investigating officer in the case against Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of handing over nearly 1 million war logs and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, has recommended that Manning face court-martial on multiple criminal charges. The officer said Manning should be charged with theft, computer violation, aiding the enemy, and other crimes. The recommendation will now be reviewed by higher levels of the military. Manning’s defense lawyer questioned the propriety of the officer’s recommendation on the grounds that he is also currently working on the Justice Department’s criminal case against WikiLeaks.

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