Updated: Oct. 31, 2014 added audio
by Bradley Manning
Transcript by Alexa O’Brien
February 28, 2013
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This statement below was read by Private First Class Bradley E. Manning at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications. This rush transcript was taken by journalist Alexa O’Brien at the Article 39(a) session of United States v. Pfc. Bradley Manning on February 28, 2013 at Fort Meade, MD, USA.
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Updated: Mar 1, 2013 added another video report
See also: Transcript of Bradley Manning’s Statement for the Providence Inquiry
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