Manning's WikiLeaks court-martial enters 3rd week

The former Army intelligence analyst is charged with aiding the enemy. He has acknowledged sending reams of government secrets to WikiLeaks, but says he didn

FILE - In this May 21, 2013 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., before a pretrial military hearing. The lawyer for Manning, who sent troves of classified material to WikiLeaks, is thanking supporters who gathered outside Maryland's Fort Meade ahead of Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors are moving quickly through the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning.

The former Army intelligence analyst is charged with aiding the enemy. He has acknowledged sending reams of government secrets to WikiLeaks, but says he didn't think it would hurt national security.

A judge, not a jury, is hearing the case. The trial starts its third week Monday. So far, the military judge has heard from more than 40 of the government's approximately 140 witnesses.

Last week's testimony involved battlefield reports and videos. Still to come is evidence about 250,000 diplomatic cables Manning allegedly stole from a State Department database.

Manning says he leaked the material to expose wrongdoing.
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