Pfc. Bradley Manning's trial on whether he gave a treasure trove of classified documents to WikiLeaks has been delayed about a month, a military judge said Sunday.
The delay is intended to allow more time for pretrial proceedings, which continued Sunday with more testimony after the announcement.
The military judge in the case, Col. Denise Lind, announced the delay at a pretrial hearing at Ft. Meade, outside Washington, the Associated Press reported. Manning's trial, which had been set to begin Feb. 4, will be pushed back to mid-March.
Manning, a former intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010, stands accused of sending hundreds of thousands of logs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, the semi-defunct anti-secrecy activism group.
If convicted of the most serious count of the 22 charges against him — aiding the enemy — Manning could face life in prison.