By Warren Onley
Pfc. Bradley Manning may get life in prison for releasing almost three-quarters-of-a-million classified documents. Today we’ll hear about Manning’s pre-trial, WikiLeaks and the classification of information that poses no risk to national security. Also, fugitive Iraqi Vice President denies ordering killings as Prime Minister issues arrest warrant. On Reporter's Notebook, scientific tests prove origin of Stonehenge rock.
The pre-trial hearing is almost over in the biggest leak of classified documents in American history. Pfc. Bradley Manning is accused of giving a massive trove of information to WikiLeaks, which published some on line. Was US security damaged? If Manning was the leaker, did he betray his country or tell the public what it needed to know? If a court martial convicts him should he get life in prison? And there’s a broader question. Since much of the information released was inconsequential, why was it classified at all?
- Josh Gerstein: Politico.com, @joshgerstein
- Jesselyn Radack: National Security and Human Rights Director at the Government Accountability Project
- Cliff May: President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
- Gene Fidell: Teacher of Military Justice, Yale Law School
- Liza Goiten: Co-director, Liberty and National Security Program at Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law