Prosecutors: Manning abused his country's trust

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Prosecutors in the court-martial of Private First Class Bradley Manning have finished their closing arguments by calling the former intelligence analyst a traitor.

Major Ashden Fein said Thursday that Manning had only one mission when he was in Iraq and that was to find and reveal secrets to WikiLeaks, which he called a group of anarchists.

Fein said the soldier from Oklahoma betrayed his country's trust and spilled classified information to the anti-secrecy website, knowing the material would be seen by al-Qaida.

Manning's defense attorney will give his closing arguments Friday.

Manning is charged with 21 offenses, but the most serious is aiding the enemy, which carries a possible sentence of up to life in prison.

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