|Pfc. Bradley Manning|
The trial that puts a single man's freedom and life on the line is all about secrets and it is unlikely that the specifics and backstory and factual facets of those secrets will be examined: It is easier to jail one young man and throw away the key.
The government that has accused Manning seems to rest its secrecy arguments on a premise that resembles this: "Manning released secrets and did harm. But the circumstances and facts surrounding those secrets are secret, so we can't discuss them. In short, we cannot publicly divulge what harm was done. We can only allege that that harm was done ... and ask you to trust us."
It all sounds a bit like the Russian or Chinese legal system that Americans are wont to excoriate.