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Defense's dismissal motion takes center stage at GI's WikiLeaks court-martial hearing
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) ' An Army private accused of engineering the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history is asking a military judge to dismiss all charges.
Oral arguments on Pfc. Bradley Manning's dismissal motion are scheduled at a pretrial hearing starting Tuesday at Fort Meade in Maryland.
Manning is charged with causing hundreds of thousands of classified war documents and diplomatic cables to be published on the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. His trial hasn't been scheduled.
The defense claims military prosecutors have failed their duty to hand over a broad range of documents potentially helpful to the defense.
Rather than restart the discovery process that began two years ago, the defense is asking the judge to dismiss the case.