Defense Rebuts Evidence That WikiLeaks Posed Security Threat

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning are calling witnesses to rebut prosecution evidence that the government secrets he gave to WikiLeaks posed a national security threat.

The court-martial of the former intelligence analyst resumes Tuesday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.

On Monday, the military judge approved former Guantanamo Bay chief prosecutor Morris Davis as an expert to testify about whether some detainee assessment briefs published by WikiLeaks contained damaging information.

Morris said during the witness-qualification process that the briefs were biographical summaries containing no actionable intelligence.

Former Gitmo commander Rear Adm. David Woods has testified for the prosecution that the documents revealed sources of U.S. intelligence and other types of information that could be expected to cause serious damage to U.S. national security if publicly released.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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