With all the – ahem – other trial related news dominating the headlines, you’re to be forgiven if you didn’t notice that the long awaited court martial of Bradley Manning was drawing to a close as well. We’ve been covering it for you here since the beginning, and it would appear that the end is finally in sight. (For a walk down memory lane with Hot Air, you can catch all of our previous coverage here.) The court martial itself dragged on for nearly a month and a half, with the prosecution putting on a long and meticulous presentation, frequently interrupted by breaks to consider precisely how much could be said in front of who. In that light, it came as something of a surprise when the defense wrapped things up in less than a week and rested.

The defense in the court-martial of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning rested its case Wednesday after just three days and ten witnesses.

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