Chelsea Manning

Judge: Gov't Must Prove Manning Knew Al Qaeda Would See Leaked Docs

Did he know where cables and reports given to WikiLeaks would end up?


The trial of an Army private charged with giving classified information to the WikiLeaks website may hinge on what he knew — or should have known — about the consequences of his alleged actions.

A military judge made a pretrial ruling Wednesday about what prosecutors must prove to convict Pfc. Bradley Manning of the most serious charge he faces. He's accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of battlefield reports and State Department cables while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq.