At Fort George "Orwell" Meade, home of the NSA and the US Defense Information School, managing the message of Chelsea Manning's trial was facilitated by a lack of public access to most of the court filings and rulings until 18 months into her legal proceeding.
While Manning disclosed approximately 750,000 documents to WikiLeaks, only 226 documents of those documents were charged against her under the Espionage and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts.
Only now, three months after being convicted to thirty-five years in prison on twenty counts (including seven containing the Espionage Act language), do we know the identity of most of those 226 charged documents.
Do you want to know what put Manning away for 35 years? The truth is stranger than fiction.
07KINGSTON25 JAMAICA: MALARIA UPDATE Dispatches from Fort Meade
Reporting on the secret trial of Chelsea Manning