WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Manning Defense Offers Evidence Leaked Video Should Be Unclassified

Play associated audio
A former U.S. Central Command official says the leaked 2007 video should be unclassified.
Screencap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25EWUUBjPMo
A former U.S. Central Command official says the leaked 2007 video should be unclassified.

A military judge in Maryland says lawyers for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning can offer evidence contradicting the government's assertion that he revealed classified information in a leaked battlefield video from Iraq.

Col. Denise Lind took judicial notice of the document during Manning's court-martial at Fort Meade — this is a preliminary step toward admitting evidence.

The document is an assessment by a former U.S. Central Command official of video of a 2007 Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad. Two Reuters news employees died in the attack. His assessment was that the video should be unclassified, according to the Associated Press.

That contradicts evidence offered by prosecutors. They have presented a Pentagon official's assessment that the video revealed military tactics and procedures.

Manning admits giving the video to WikiLeaks but denies revealing national defense information.


Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
WAMU 88.5

What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

WAMU 88.5

Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

Leave a Comment

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