For John, BLUF: The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.
Army Private Bradley Manning is still on trial at Fort Meade, in Maryland. The Defense has rested and the Military Judge, Colonel Denise R Lind, has rejected a Defense motion to dismiss the charges. From The New York Times we have "Judge Upholds Charge Against Manning". This is from Reporter Erin Banco, on 18 July 2013. The lede is:
FORT MEADE, Md. — The military judge in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning decided on Thursday not to drop a charge accusing Private Manning of “aiding the enemy.” If found guilty on all counts, Private Manning could face life in prison without parole plus an additional 154 years.As we watch the Bradley Manning case go through the justice system we might get a clue about how Mr Edward Snowden will be treated, if he ever returns to US control.
Regards — Cliff