The Associated Press reports that Breanna Manning has offered to plead guilty to some charges against him, but not the ones that carry heavy sentences, of course, that would take guts, or something else anatomical that he doesn’t seem to have;
Coombs says Manning isn’t pleading guilty to the offenses charged by the government. Rather, he’s offering to take responsibility for less serious offenses that are encapsulated within the charged crimes.
Even if the court accepts the offer, military prosecutors could still try to prove Manning guilty of the more serious charges. They include aiding the enemy, punishable by life imprisonment.
The article continues that he has chosen a trial by judge rather than by a jury of his peers. That’s probably the way I’d go, too. In the Army, a jury of your peers will end up being a bunch of sergeant majors