Prosecutor: WikiLeaks US soldier case of 'arrogance'

In an opening statement prosecutor captain Joe Morrow said that the case against US soldier Private Bradley Manning was about what happens when 'arrogance meets access to sensitive information'.

This, your honour, this is a case about a soldier who systematically harvested hundreds of thousands of documents from classified databases and then dumped that information on to the Internet into the hands of the enemy.

This is a case of about what happens when arrogance meets access to sensitive information.

– Prosecutor captain Joe Morrow

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WikiLeaks US soldier 'naive'

The attorney of US soldier Private Bradley Manning has described his client as 'Young, naive, but good intentioned' during a brief opening statement. Manning is accused of passing on a quarter of a million secret files to the website WikiLeaks.