Almost 19 months have passed since Intelligence analyst Bradley Manning
has been arrested in Iraq for allegedly leaking hundreds of thousands classified documents to whistleblowing site WikiLeaks. Detention has been harsh, «inhumane
» until transfer from Quantico to Fort Leavenworth. More than 500 days without a trial. Until dec. 16, when an article 32 hearing
took place at Fort Meade, Maryland.
Manning’s attorney, David Coombs, called for the recusation of the Army’s investigating officer at the evidentiary hearing. As the New York Times reports,