Press Foundation Posts Leaked Audio Of Pfc. Bradley Manning | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Press Foundation Posts Leaked Audio Of Pfc. Bradley Manning

Play associated audio
In this June 25, 2012 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, right, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md.
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
In this June 25, 2012 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, right, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md.

The Freedom of the Press Foundation posted a 68-minute recording of testimony from Pfc. Bradley Manning explaining why he released U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks.

The audio was recorded during Manning's Feb. 28 pretrial hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland.

WAMU and other news organizations reported the facts of his statement made during the hearing, but neither reporters nor spectators were allowed to record the proceedings.

The foundation was co-founded by former military analyst Daniel Ellsberg who released the so-called Pentagon Papers back in 1971. Ellsberg claims he doesn't know who made the recording, but says his group felt it was time for the public to hear Manning's voice. Manning has pleaded guilty to 10 minor charges, but still faces trial in June for 12 other counts including aiding the enemy.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 30

An artist plays with symbols in a series of paintings. Art sheds light on Palestine and its people in an upcoming festival.
NPR

'Human Flesh' Burger Is A Treat To Tempt The Walking Dead

In a stunt to promote the next season of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead, London chefs have concocted a burger inspired by human flesh. They're giving them away Tuesday at a pop-up restaurant.
NPR

Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking

The former homeland security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.
NPR

Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.