Private Manning's Lawyer came up with an interesting strategy.
Source: The Raw Story
“The reasonableness of his belief that the information could not cause damage is buttressed by the damage assessments which say that the leaks did not cause damage to the United States,” Coombs wrote.
He said it was not enough for the government to assert that harm “could” result from the leaks.
“Anything ‘could’ happen —the world ‘could’ end tomorrow, Kim Kardashian ‘could’ be elected president of the United States of America; I ‘could’ win the lottery,” he wrote.