Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence

How Truth Can Save Lives (re Bradley Manning’s Uncommon Courage)

By Ray McGovern, originally published on Aug. 15, 2010, reposted Aug. 22, 2013 with the following note from editor Robert Parry:

“From the Archive: A vengeful U.S. military has sentenced Pvt. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for disclosing unpleasant truths about the Afghan and Iraq wars and other government deceits. Manning’s bravery inspired ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern in 2010 to reflect on an earlier dilemma between secrecy and truth.”