Associated Press, Published June 03 2013
Attorney: Soldier accused of giving classified info to WikiLeaks was naive, but good-intentioned
Attorney David Coombs gave his opening statement Monday after prosecutors said the 25-year-old former intelligence analyst released thousands of sensitive documents that fell into enemy hands.
Prosecutors say they will present evidence that Osama bin Laden asked for and received information given to WikiLeaks.
Coombs did not address those accusations.
Prosecutors are trying to prove Manning aided the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence.
The release of sensitive material was the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history.
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