The attorney for Pfc. Bradley Manning made his argument before a military judge Monday, the first day of a planned five-day hearing at Maryland’s Fort George G. Meade. Lawyers for Manning and the government are discussing a number of issues in advance of his trial set for September.
Prosecutors say the now 24-year-old gave hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic cables and war logs to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks. Manning’s attorney argued Monday that two of the charges against his client are improper. The judge has yet to rule.