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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Paul Adkins
Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, convicted last month of leaking thousands of classified files in 2009 and 2010, had long erupted in angry outbursts and collapsed in fits that his supervisors hoped would be controlled by therapy sessions, court-martial documents show.
"I don't remember exactly why I didn't recommend the clearance be removed specifically," he said. "But the intent in regards to him staying in the [unit] was, I felt that his presence what he provided to us as an intelligence section was important enough to retain him."
On April 26, Mr. Adkins wrote a memo "for the record" — but not to a superior: "SPC Manning has exhibited bizarre behavior, stopping in mid-sentence during conversations, giving blank stares when spoken to, and similar behavior, which has increased in frequency and intensity."