Alexa O'Brien

Alexa O'Brien

Alexa O'Brien conducts research and analysis about national security and law enforcement. Her work has been published in The New York Times, VICE News, The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Guardian (UK), The Daily Beast, NY Daily News, and featured on the BBC, PBS, NPR, Democracy Now!, and Public Radio International. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in the United Kingdom and listed in The Verge 50. In 2016, she worked at The Constitution Project in Washington, D.C. as a staff researcher and writer on an independent commission studying Oklahoma's death penalty. She also provided research support to scholars of the first cost study conducted on that state's capital punishment system. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, majoring in Political Science. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Applied Intelligence at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She resides in New York City.

Coffey says Patrick Kennedy briefed Congress in Nov & Dec 2010, State Dept says no records, no memory, no damage

[Update, August 23, 2012] At the June 7, 2012 Article 39(a) session of US v. Pfc. Manning, Marguerite Coffey, former State Department director of the Office of Management Policy, Right Sizing, and Innovation who also acted as the supervisor of the WikiLeaks Mitigation Team, states that, Patrick Kennedy, Undersecretary for Management at the Department of State, briefed Congress about WikiLeaks in late November, early December 2010: Defense (Coombs) Are you…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Motion to Compel Discovery No. 3

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Motion for Continuance

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Article 13 Motion

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Damage assessment author primary State Department liaison to FBI & Watch List

According to an October 6, 2009 U.S. State Department cable published by WikiLeaks, the author of the original August 2011 "draft" WikiLeaks State Department damage assessment also "coordinates counterintelligence and sensitive law enforcement operations and policy" for the Department of State and its self described "global law enforcement agency," the Diplomatic Security Service. Raymond G. McGrath, the Director of Counter-Intelligence and Consular Support in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research,…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Appellate Exhibit 219, Court Ruling on Maximum Punishment for Lesser Included Offenses

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Article 39(a) Session, 07/18/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Article 39(a) Session, 07/17/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Article 39(a) Session, 07/16/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Motion to Compel Production of Witnesses and Evidence for Article 13 Motion

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Government Supplemental Response to Defense Motion to Compel Discovery No. 2

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Government Response to Defense Motion for Specific Instructions: The Specification of Charge I

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Government Response to Renewed Defense Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State an Offense: Specifications 13 and 14 of Charge II

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense legal filings, Defense Response to Government Motion for Modification of Protective Order

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Requested Witnesses: Article 13 Motion

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Article 39(a) Session, 06/25/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense legal filings, Renewed Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State an Offense Specifications 13 and 14 of Charge II

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense legal filings, Defense Motion for Specific Instructions: The Specification of Charge I

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Targeted Brief on Absence of Harm

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense legal filings, Addendum No. 2 to Defense Motion to Compel Discovery No. 2: Requests for Witnesses

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Appellate Exhibit, Court Ruling on Defense Motion to Dismiss Specifications 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 15 of Charge II, 06/08/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Appellate Exhibit 139, Court Ruling on Defense Motion to Dismiss Specifications 13 and 14 of Charge II, 06/08/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Appellate Exhibit 143, Court Ruling on Government and Defense Motions for Instructions for Lesser Included Offenses (LIO), 06/08/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Article 39(a) Session, 06/08/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Charge Sheets and Charged UCMJ Violations | US v Pfc. Manning

The original charges were preferred on 5 July 2010. Those charges were dismissed by the convening authority on 18 March 2011. The current charges were preferred on 1 March 2011. On 16 December through 22 December 2011, these charges were investigated by an Article 32 Investigating Officer. The charges were subsequently referred without special instructions to a general court-martial on 3 February 2012. (See Defense Response to Prosecution Motion to…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Article 39(a) Session, 06/07/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Appellate Exhibit 131, Court Ruling on Defense Motion to Compel Identification of Brady material, 06/07/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Appellate Exhibit 86, Court Ruling for Government Motion for Court to Reconsider its 23 March 2012 Ruling on State Department Damage Assessment, 06/06/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redact any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Appellate Exhibit 128, Court Ruling on Defense Motion Requiring Govt File Non Ex Parte Motions for its Motions to Conduct 505(g)(2) Reviews and Ruling on Government Motion for 505(g)(2) Reviews of DoS, DIA IRTF, & CIA WTF Reports, 06/06/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Appellate Exhibit 124, Court Ruling Government Motion for Leave responding to Def Motion Requiring Non Ex Parte Filings by the Government Motion for Court 505(g)(2) review of DIA IRTF Final Report & CIA WTF Report, 06/06/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Appellate Exhibit, Court Ruling on Defense Motion that RCM 802 Conferences be Recorded and Transcribed for the Record, 06/06/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Article 39(a) Session, 06/06/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense legal filings, Defense Reply to Prosecution Response to Supplement to Defense Motion to Compel Discovery No. 2

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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USv Pfc. Manning | Defense legal filings, Defense Motion to Record and Transcribe All R.C.M. 802 Conferences

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US V Pfc. Manning | Defense legal filings, Defense Response to Prosecution Notice to Court of ONCIX Damage Assessment

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Government Response to Defense Motion to Compel Identification Of Brady Materials

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Government Response to Defense Motion to Compel Discovery No. 2

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Government Response to Defense Motion for Instructions on Lesser Included Offense LIO

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Government Response to Defense Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State an Offense: Specifications 13 and 14 of Charge II

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Damage Assessments | US v Pfc. Manning, Defense Intelligence Agency Information Review Task Force

Defense Intelligence Agency: Information Review Task Force On July 29, 2010, then Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, ordered the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Ronald Burgess, to stand up an Information Review Task Force, to lead a comprehensive review in concert with interagency participants of the documents allegedly given to WikiLeaks. The Information Review Task Force was a 24 hour per day operation, comprised of 80 people, largely…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Motion to Dismiss Specifications 13 and 14 of Charge II for Failure to State an Offense

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Motion to Dismiss Specifications 2 3 5 7 9 10 11 and 15 of Charge II

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Motion to Compel Identification of Brady Materials

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Motion for Instructions on Lesser Included Offense

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Prosecution Response to Defense Request for Partial Reconsideration of Discovery Ruling

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Prosecution Response to Defense Motion to Dismiss all Charges with Prejudice

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Response to Prosecution Motion to Preclude Reference to Actual Harm or Damage

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Request for Partial Reconsideration of Discovery Ruling

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Renewal of Motion to Compel Discovery of Computers

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Motion to Dismiss the Specification of Charge I for Failure to State an Offense

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Motion to Dismiss Based Upon Unreasonable Multiplication of Charges

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Motion to Dismiss Specification 1 of Charge II for Failure to State an Offense

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Forensic Request of Relevant Computers

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Mr. Betts, US Cyber Command, Chief Classification Officer

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Rear Admiral Kevin Donegan, CENTCOM, Director of Operations

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Robert E. Schmidle, Deputy Commander, US CYBERCOM

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, Deputy Commander, US Central Command (USCENTCOM)

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary, Management, Department of State

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Prosecution Response to Defense Motion to Compel Discovery

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Motion to Dismiss All Charges With Prejudice

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Prosecution Response to Defense Motion for Bill of Particulars

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Reply to Prosecution Response to Defense Motion to Compel Depositions

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Arraignment, 02/23/12

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Chronology of Charges | US v Pfc. Manning

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Discovery Request to the Government

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US Command ‘Clinton, Gates too expensive to produce’ for Manning court-martial

Manning's defense lawyer, David Coombs reports that Colonel Carl R. Coffman Jr., the Commander of Joint Base Myer and the Special Court Martial Convening Authority, denied the defense's request to conduct oral depositions of nine essential witnesses including former Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, and current Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Coffman determined that the "difficulty, expense, and/or effect on military operations outweighed the significance of the expected testimony," despite…

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Harpers Magazine, Some Assembling Required

Nathan Schneider mentions me an article about Occupy Wall Street in this month's Harpers Magazine. 18th century philosophy, 19th century institutions, 20th century outlook, and 21st century problems I don't trust Schneider's language of betrayal, when he writes (as he has in previous articles): "Reports about the planned occupation trickled out slowly, though, and mostly online. They betrayed the biases of the Internet: much discussion of Adbusters, U.S. Day of…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Supplement to Defense Request to the Government for Oral Depositions

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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US v Pfc. Manning | Defense Legal Filings, Defense Request to the Government for Oral Depositions

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Oltman in secret highlevel Quantico meeting re Manning’s illegal pretrial confinement

This month new and incriminating details have come to light about a secret meeting of high-level Quantico officials that took place on January 13, 2011, resulting in Manning's illegal punitive pretrial confinement. On March 2, 2011, Pfc. Manning, then confined under Maximum custody and Prevention of Injury Watch (POI) at Quantico, where he had been since July 29, 2010, was told that his Article 138 request to be placed under…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Article 32 Pretrial, 12/22/11 (by an anonymous journalist, ed. by Alexa O’Brien)

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Captain Barclay Keay, S2X

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Article 32 Pretrial, 12/21/11 (by an anonymous journalist, ed. by Alexa O’Brien)

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Sergeant (former Specialist) Daniel Padgett

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Staff Sergeant Peter Bigelow, Supply Room

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Adrian Lamo, confidential informant for US Government

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Specialist Jihrleah Showman, S2 Section, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Special Agent Antonio Patrick Edwards, CCIU

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Specialist Eric Baker, 62nd Military Police Detachment, CID (Manning’s roomate at FOB Hammer, Iraq)

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Article 32 Pretrial, 12/18/11

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Jason Allen Milliman, Field Software Engineer, Contractor, F.O.B. Hammer, Iraq, US Army

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Sergeant Chad Madaras, US Army

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Captain Thomas Cherepko, Assistant S6, Information Assurance Security Officer, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Article 32 Pretrial, 12/18/11 (by an anonymous journalist, ed. by Alexa O’Brien)

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Master Sergeant Paul David Adkins (now Sergeant 1st Class due to administrative action), US Army

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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Witness | US v Pfc. Manning, Captain Steven Lim, Brigade S2, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial. As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge…

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