My understanding is that Manning will be sentenced next week. He has been held in solitary confinement since 2011. While I am sure that he will be staying in prison (given the other charges), I hope that the acquittal on the most serious charge is a sign that Manning will be shown leniency in his sentence. I also hope that this means he will be treated more humanely during the remainder of his time in prison. Time will tell.
Is Bradley Manning a hero? Is he a villain? Or somewhere in between? Let me know what you think.