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Manning lucky not to face execution

Pfc. Bradley Manning intentionally transferred confidential and secret information while in uniform and while in a combat zone during a war ("Manning is a whistle-blower, not a traitor," June 6). He committed treason, and he is extremely fortunate that he is not facing the death penalty.

J. Matthew McGlone, Towson

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