Bradley Manning Verdict: Not Guilty of Aiding the Enemy
A verdict was just handed down from a military judge in Fort Meade, Md. in the Bradley Manning trial. The judge found Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy for giving troves of US government secrets to WikiLeaks, the most serious charge leveled against him.
He was, however, convicted of a number of lesser charges, including five theft counts and at least five espionage counts.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled to take place Wednesday morning.
He said the sentencing phase will be essentially a separate trial, where the government will call witnesses who will presumably testify about the harm that the leaks caused. Manning would be expected to testify as well, arguing about what his motivations were in leaking the sensitive information.