indicates he will plead guilty to some of the WikiLeaks-related charges against him, after spending 2 1/2 years awaiting trial. "Should the judge presiding over Manning's court martial allow the soldier to plead guilty by "exceptions and substitutions", army prosecutors could still press on with all 22 counts. In this instance, a full trial would go ahead next year. Manning would continue to face the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy", which carries a maximum sentence of life in military custody with no chance of parole."
For more, here is his lawyer's site. My recent book on the Manning case, with Kevin Gosztola, here.