A military judge cleared the way Wednesday for a member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden’s compound to testify in the trial of an Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets.
The defense says military prosecutors are drawing comparisons between an Army private’s alleged leak of classified documents to Civil War-era cases involving coded messages in newspapers.
As a military prosecutor held up a knotted bedsheet in court, Pfc. Bradley Manning acknowledged on Friday that he fashioned a noose and contemplated suicide shortly after his arrest on charges of engineering the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history.
A pretrial hearing for an Army private accused of leaking a trove of classified materials has been postponed because of Hurricane Sandy.
An Army private accused of handing over a trove of classified documents to the website WikiLeaks is scheduled for trial in February.
The case of an Army intelligence analyst suspected of passing government secrets to WikiLeaks goes to court this week.