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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 09:30 PM

 

Bradley Manning Trial Witness Says Zero Deaths Linked To Names In Afghan War Diary Release

FORT MEADE, Md. -- The Defense Department task force that scoured WikiLeaks' Iraq and Afghanistan war logs did not find any deaths of people identified in the leaked reports -- discovering only that the Taliban claimed credit for the death of one person not named in the massive cache of files.

That revelation came as the sentencing phase of WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning's court martial began on Wednesday, a day after he was convicted on charges that carry a maximum sentence of 132.5 years. The prosecution's first sentencing witness, a former U.S. Department of Defense official, spoke to one of the most hotly contested elements of Manning's legacy -- whether his leaks put any American intelligence sources at risk.

Ret. Brig. Gen. Robert Carr testified that his task force identified more than 900 Afghan names as potentially at risk in the 70,000-plus leaked files. But only a single death -- of someone not actually named in the logs -- was ever linked to WikiLeaks.

"As a result of the Afghan logs, I only know of one individual that was killed," Carr said. "The individual was an Afghan national. The Afghan national had a relationship with the United States government, and the Taliban came out publicly and said that they killed him as a result of him being associated with the information in these logs."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/31/bradley-manning-afghan-war-diary_n_3684828.html

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Reply Bradley Manning Trial Witness Says Zero Deaths Linked To Names In Afghan War Diary Release (Original post)
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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:25 PM

1. but people were so certain..

what a disappointment that must be to them.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:53 PM

2. K&R!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:56 PM

3. As someone with a close up view...

 

... local nationals pop up on the radar and then they are often gone.

It's important that no one is under the impression that they went to 900 homes, found the guy and made sure he is ok.

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Response to Pelican (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 07:24 PM

4. They were on the payroll

 

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