FDL Action

Drop the "Aiding the Enemy" Charges Against Pfc. Manning
Call the Department of Defense: (703) 571-3343

UPDATE (1/20): Col. Coffman has recommended court martial as well, but did not specify on what charges. The final decision now rests with Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan - please help us dial up the pressure!

Lt. Col. Paul Almanza, the investigating officer in Manning's Article 32 hearing has recommended that Manning face a court-martial for all 23 charges of which he is accused.

Almanza's recommendation will now move up the chain of command, where Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan will ultimately decide if Manning should be court-martialed, and on what charges. Call the Department of Defense right now, leave a message for Maj. Gen.Jeffrey Buchanan asking him to drop the "aiding the enemy" charges against Bradley Manning.

1. Dial (703) 571-3343

2. Press "5" to leave a comment.

3. Leave your message with their automated service.
*If mailbox is full, leave the Department of Defense a written message here: https://kb.defense.gov/app/ask/session/

4. Fill out the form to the left so that we can track the progress of the campaign.

Sample script:

Hello, my name is ____{name}____ and I'm calling today to urge Major General Jeffrey Buchanan to drop the "aiding the enemy" charge leveled at accused whistleblower Private First Class Bradley Manning.

The idea that Manning would have aided al-Qaeda because the leaked documents were published on the internet is patently absurd and sets a very dangerous precedent for journalism and whistle-blowing alike.

I am very disappointed in the government's appalling mistreatment of Bradley Manning and continued attempts to paint him as a traitor. Please drop the 'aiding the enemy' charge against Bradley Manning immediately.

Thank you for your time.


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