FORT MEADE, Md., June 6 (UPI) -- The court-martial of the U.S. Army private accused of providing classified documents to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has been adjourned until Monday.
During Wednesday's session at Fort Meade, Md., witnesses in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning testified about whether low-level analysts had the same level of access to military data as Manning had, Courthouse News Service reported.
Manning, who served as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, has admitted leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. The materials included diplomatic communications, Iraq and Afghanistan war logs, and video footage of a 2007 U.S. helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed civilians, which Morrow said "has great value to our adversaries and in particular our enemies."
The 25-year-old faces 22 charges, including a military charge of aiding the enemy. He is separately charged with violating the 1917 Espionage Act, created to try spies and traitors. The massive dump of sensitive documents was the largest in U.S. history.
During Wednesday's session, Manning's former supervisor, ex-Spc. Jihrleah Showman, testified about Manning's cracking codes for military portals.
Manning's lead attorney, David Coombs, asked Showman, "Did anyone at that point say, 'Hey, that's against the [Acceptable Use Policy]?'"
Showman said she could not remember.
Showman also testified soldiers in her unit regularly listened to music, watched movies and played video games on military computers, Courthouse News Service said.
Noting such media files already were on computers when she arrived, Showman said troops assumed such media files were authorized but no documents were issued that stated, "We approve this music."
The issue presented a security risk because evidence indicated Manning burned files on a rewritable CD while pretending to listen to music, CNS said.
A soldier with Manning's security clearance theoretically could legally browse any diplomatic cables, wartime incident reports and detainee profiles up to the secret level, and store the files on a server, CD or approved hard drive, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kyle Balonek told the defense.
Questioned by prosecutors, Balonek testified he would have intervened if he knew Manning was doing any of the things established as fact in the case.
Balonek also supported Manning's sworn statement that military servers were prone to crashing and he created back-up CDs as a precaution.
The trial is expected to last into August. Courthouse News Service said testimony was moving faster than anticipated so court adjourned two days early because witnesses were not available.