Talk about closing the barn door after the horse has bolted. The Army knew they had a problem, but they have taken it out on Manning rather than deal with the problem. Yes 15 people were “disciplined” but it seems to me that discipline in the ranks is something more than applying punishment by wrote.
Manning’s emotional and disciplinary problems have been reported before. Last year, Manning’s attorney revealed that the Army was so concerned about his client’s mental health prior to the alleged leaks that supervisors removed the bolt from his military weapon, disabling it.