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Friday, March 1, 2013

Manning Will Still Face Most Serious Charges

NYT tonight on government going ahead with trying to nail Pfc. Bradley Manning on the most serious charges--leading to life without parole--even though he plead guilty to ten charges yesterday. 
Eugene R. Fidell, who teaches military law at Yale, said the prosecutors’ decision suggested that they believed that his admissions, as extensive as they were, did not capture the full seriousness of his crimes or guarantee an adequate sentence. Most important, he said, the government wants to deter others from taking advantage of the Internet and portable storage devices to follow his example and leak government secrets on a grand scale.
“They want to scare the daylights out of other people,” Mr. Fidell said.

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