Bradley Manning, suspected source for WikiLeaks, will go on trial Dec. 16 in Maryland

The first hearing for Bradley Manning, whom the US believes was the source for Wikileaks State Department cables and damning material from the Iraq war, is scheduled to begin at Fort Meade on Dec. 16. The trial is expected to last five days. As Manning's support network points out, "This will be PFC Manning's first appearance before a court and the first time he will face his accusers after 17 months in confinement."