He hoped to 'spark a debate' on foreign policy
(NEWSER) – Bradley Manning passed classified documents to WikiLeaks because he wanted to "spark a domestic debate on the role of our military and foreign policy in general," says a statement he's hoping to read in court tomorrow.
The statement, which prosecutors read segments of at a press event today, would be Manning's first public explanation for his actions. Prosecutors are arguing that it shouldn't be allowed, because Manning would be admitting to "uncharged misconduct"—admitting he was trying to spark debate, for instance, could open Manning to a charge of trying to "discredit" the US military,NBC News reports.
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