The verdict in the Bradley Manning trial was the subject of discussion on Thursday’s Charlie Rose Show. Amy Davidson (the New Yorker) and Yochai Benkler (Harvard Law School) debated Phil Mudd (formerly of the FBI). Like President Obama, Mudd took the position that individuals must never disclose classified information. Professor Benkler, a defense witness at Manning’s trial, looked at the issue more thoughtfully, saying, “The question is: What’s the proper balance?”
That question deserves serious national debate.