FT. MEADE, Md. -- Retired Army Brig. Gen. Robert A. Carr, the government’s first witness in the sentencing phase of Pfc.
Carr, who oversaw the
On Tuesday, Manning was found guilty of violating the
Carr, who worked for the
Manning disclosed more than 700,000 combat strategies,
Carr testified that by exposing so much classified material, countless lives were put at risk.
"It's a nasty world," he said. "In some cases, lives will be harmed."
But Carr did not specify who was harmed by Manning's disclosures. He did say that sources of information dried up and "quit talking to us as a result of the releases." He also said that U.S. supply lines were compromised because details of military logistics were divulged and secret surveys of communities in Afghanistan were jeopardized.
Another government witness, John Kirchhofer, deputy chief financial officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency who worked under Carr on the task force, described meeting with angry
“There were some unpleasant comments directed at me and some accusations directed at the U.S.,” he said. “They were aggressive. People got chesty.”