Manning Could Break Silence

    FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30:  U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning is escorted by military police as he leaves his military trial after he was found guilty of 20 out of 21 charges, July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, was convicted of wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Bradley Manning, the former soldier who faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking to WikiLeaks, may break his silence on Wednesday as the sentencing phase of his court-martial concludes. Manning, 25, has stayed silent as his trial began on June 3, speaking publicly for the last time in February, when he read a 10,000-word statement at a pre-trial hearing. His chief defense attorney, David Combs, is expected to ask for a lenient sentence for Manning, who has claimed he leaked the information in an effort to start a public debate about U.S. foreign policy. He has been convicted of 20 charges, including espionage and theft, but was found not guilty of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy.

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