Wikileaks' source Manning faces day of judgment
FORT MEADE (AFP) - Bradley Manning, the US soldier on trial for leaking a massive trove of secret government files to WikiLeaks, arrived at a military tribunal on Tuesday to learn his fate.
Military judge Denise Lind plans to issue a verdict at 1700 GMT. Manning has pleaded guilty to some of the lesser charges against him, and will be sentenced next month.
Lind has to rule on whether Manning is a traitor who spied on his own country and aided America's enemies or a whistleblower who shone a spotlight on what he felt was government misconduct.
If he is convicted of the most serious charge against him, that of aiding the enemy, he could be jailed for life.