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Manning colleague in Iraq testifies

An intelligence analyst who worked with Bradley Manning in Iraq has testified at his court martial over giving a massive amount of material to WikiLeaks.

Jihrleah Showman said Manning, a private first class, had access to a lot of classified information but he was not allowed to look at it all.

Manning faces charges including aiding the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence, at a Fort Meade court martial.

He says he gave the material to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks because he wanted Americans to see the truth about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Shortly before his arrest, Manning was disciplined for punching Showman in the face in what she has described as one of several violent outbursts both before and during their deployment.

She did not testify about the punch but could be recalled later.


From Belfast Telegraph