Jean MacKenzieAugust 2, 2013 06:07
Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Carr testified the military had been “hit in the face” by Bradley Manning's leaks, which he said had harmed the US mission in places like Afghanistan by eroding the trust the military had with the local populace. Yet the talk of trust between the US military and the local Afghan population may sound hollow to many who spent time in that war-torn nation. Incidents like the airstrike near the village of Garani, in Farah province, in May 2009, which figured prominently in Manning’s trial, did much to damage the relationship.