US soldier Bradley Manning has arrived at a courthouse in Fort Meade, Maryland to learn of his fate. Military judge Colonel Denise Lind will rule on charges that he aided the enemy by releasing 700, 000 classified documents to the website WikiLeaks.
The 25-year-old is facing the possibility of life in prison without parole.
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