Charged Dates v. Plead Dates | US v Pfc. Manning

Charged Dates v. Plead Dates | US v Pfc. Manning Military prosecutors have charged Private First Class Bradley* Manning with violating three Articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J): Aiding the Enemy under Article 104 16 separate offenses under General Article 134 5 offenses of Article 92 Failure to obey order or regulation The 16 separate offenses under General Article 134 include: 1 specification for Wanton Publication of…

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5 Violations of a Failure to Obey Army Regulation 25-2 and 380-5 | US v Pfc. Manning

Manning pled not guilty to four violations of a failure to obey Army Regulation 25-2, concerning Information Assurance, for allegedly adding Wget to two separate Army computers, trying to crack the administrator password on his one of his computers, and using an Army information system other than intended by downloading the unclassified U.S. Forces - Iraq Microsoft SharePoint Server Global Address List. Manning pled guilty for a failure to obey…

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Criminal Elements and Definitions for Stealing 5 U.S.G. databases for Iraq War Logs, Afghan War Diary, GTMO Files, Cablegate, US-I GAL

The Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J.) is the law applicable to all military members and is passed by Congress. Article 134 is reserved for crimes that do not exist under the regular punitive Articles of the U.C.M.J. and which involve "disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces"; or "conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces"; and/or finally,…

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Criminal Elements and Definitions for ‘exceed authorized access’ CFAA 18 USC 1030(a)(1) | US v Pfc. Manning

The Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J.) is the law applicable to all military members and is passed by Congress. Article 134 is reserved for crimes that do not exist under the regular punitive Articles of the U.C.M.J. and which involve "disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces"; or "conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces"; and/or finally,…

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Criminal Elements and Definitions for Wanton Publication and State Dept, CIA, FBI, and Classified Witnesses | US v Pfc. Manning

Manning pled not guilty to "Wanton Publication" in February. If convicted he is exposed to a maximum punishment of two years confinement. Elements In order to find Manning guilty of this offense, the presiding military judge (Manning opted to be tried by military judge alone) must be convinced by legal and competent evidence beyond reasonable doubt: Element (1) That at or near Contingency Station Hammer, Iraq, between on or about…

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Criminal Elements and Definitions Aiding the Enemy and State Dept, CIA, FBI, and Classified Witnesses | US v Pfc. Manning

Manning pled not guilty to aiding the enemy. Aiding the enemy is a capital offense. Military prosecutors are recommending life in prison, but the presiding military judge has the authority to impose the death penalty. If Manning is convicted of aiding the enemy, he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Elements In the specification of Charge I, Manning is charged with the offense of Aiding the Enemy…

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Criminal elements and definitions for Espionage: Collateral Murder, Iraq War Logs, Afghan War Diary, GTMO Files, USACIC Memo, CIA Red Cell Memos, Farah Docs, Garani Video | US v Pfc. Manning

Manning pled to a lesser included offense with substituted dates for seven Espionage Act offenses for 18 U.S.C. 793(e) charged under Article 134 for Collateral Murder Two CIA Red Cell Memos 37 Significant Activity Reports from the CIDNE-Afghanistan database (Afghan War Logs) 52 Significant Activity Reports from the CIDNE-Iraq database (Iraq War Diary) 5 records from a SOUTHCOM database (GTMO Files) Documents related to 2009 U.S. bombing in the Farah…

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USG’s air strike conspiracy case not so air tight

In opening statements on the first day of the trial of Manning, military prosecutors alleged that the young intelligence analyst's first unauthorized disclosure occurred within two weeks of his arrival in Iraq. "The evidence will show that the first transmission of classified information that PFC Manning made was in late November 2009," said Captain Joe Morrow, "and that transmission was the video charged in Specification 11 of Charge II." Unclassified…

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Overview of Charge of Wanton Publication and USG Classified Witnesses | US v Pfc. Manning

The language of "wantonly cause to be published on the internet intelligence belonging to the US government, having knowledge that intelligence published on the internet is accessible to the enemy" is an unprecedented charge in military law, and not tied to an existing federal criminal violation or punitive article of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Manning's defense calls it a "made up offense." Manning pled not guilty to "Wanton…

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Overview of Aiding the Enemy Charge and USG Classified Witnesses | US v Pfc. Manning

*During the pretrial proceedings, court-martial and sentencing of Pfc. Manning, Chelsea requested to be identified as Bradley and addressed using the male pronoun. In a letter embargoed for August 21, 2013 Chelsea proclaimed that she is female and wished to be addressed from that moment forward as Chelsea E. Manning. Manning is charged with aiding the enemy for knowingly giving intelligence-- specified in a classified document-- to the enemy indirectly…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Pfc. Manning’s Statement for the Providence Inquiry, 2/28/13

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, Manning’s formal plea to the charges including excepted and substituted language, 2/28/13

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, 2/28/13, Providence Inquiry for Formal Plea

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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Overview of Manning’s anticipated plea and court’s speedy trial ruling for February 26 to March 1, 2013 sessions | US v Pfc. Manning

The next session of United States v. Private First Class Manning runs tomorrow, Tuesday, 26 February through Friday, 1 March. At this weeks session we expect to hear: Court's ruling on the defense speedy trial motion; Court's ruling on the government's motion to preclude over-classification evidence; Court's ruling on the defense's revised, proposed plea to lesser included offenses for two Specifications, vis. 13 and 14 of Charge II, related to…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, Court colloquy on defense revised proposed plea and forum, 01/09/13

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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Overview of the 18 USC 1030(a)(1) offenses | US v Pfc. Manning

Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) at the Department of State was responsible for handling forensic analysis of the hard drives that arrived from Iraq on June 10, 2010. Despite Army Criminal Investigative Command's (CID) September 2010 preservation request for other hard drives from the T-SCIF at FOB Hammer, Iraq, and the defense's own preservation request for the same in September 2011, the Government notified the Court and defense that of the…

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Transcript | US v Pfc. Manning, UPDATE Court ruling on proposed plea by substitution and exceptions, 11/29/12

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, Court colloquy proposed plea by substitution and exceptions, 11/27/12

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, 11/07/12

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, Plea and Forum, Article 39(a), 10/17/12

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, 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, 07/16/12

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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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, 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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