Witness: No harm to US from leaked Gitmo files
by David Dishneau, Associated Press
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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Monday, July 8, 2013, after the start of the sixth week of his court martial. Manning is charged with indirectly aiding the enemy by sending troves of classified material to WikiLeaks. He faces up to life in prison. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Monday, July 8, 2013, after the start of the sixth week of his court martial. Manning is charged with indirectly aiding the enemy by sending troves of classified material to WikiLeaks. He faces up to life in prison. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A former Guantanamo Bay prosecutor says secret detainee assessments that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning gave to WikiLeaks did not threaten national security.

Retired Air Force Col. Morris Davis testified as a defense witness Tuesday at the soldier's court-martial.

Manning has acknowledged sending nearly 800 Gitmo detainee assessments to the anti-secrecy group in March 2010. Five of the documents are the basis of an espionage charge.

Davis says four of the men named in the briefs had been released from Gitmo years earlier. He says the fifth is on a list to be transferred out.

Davis says the still-classified assessments contain little information that hasn't been publicly released by sources other than WikiLeaks. And he says an enemy would learn nothing of value by reading the briefs.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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