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Manning’s court martial heard on Tuesday that the soldier’s supervisors failed on numerous occasions to take action that could have prevented him from leaking a huge trove of state secrets to WikiLeaks. Manning was convicted last month and is now at a sentencing hearing.
The email, sent to master sergeant Paul Adkins on April 24 2010, had the subject line ‘My Problem’, and contained a photograph Manning had taken of himself in a wig and lipstick.
Asked on Tuesday by Manning’s defence lawyers why he did not inform a more senior officer upon receipt of the email, Adkins said he was worried that would result in the image being “disseminated among brigade staff”.
“And I really didn’t think at the time that having a picture floating around of one of my soldiers in drag was in the best interests of the intel mission,” he said.