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Expert on Militant Islam To Testify at Bradley Manning Trial

Government trying to show Manning's leaks damaged U.S. interests

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MARYLAND(US): Prosecutors of Bradley Manning trial have approached experts onmilitant Islam for showing Manning damaged US interests by disclosing classified information through WikiLeaks.

Navy Cmdr. Youssef Aboul-Enein is set to testify on Thursday at Manning's sentencing hearing at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.

The witness is the author of the book, " Militant Islamic Idealogy." He's also a top adviser at the Pentagon's joint intelligence task force for combating terrorism. He argued that winning the war against militant Islamists requires a nuanced understanding of their ideology.