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Charging the WikiLeaks leaker with treason would be absurd.
Correction, Aug. 4, 2010: In the original version of this piece, the Article 134 in the Manual for Courts-Martial was mistakenly reported to be part of the Article 134 in the UCMJ. (Return to the corrected sentence.)
Fred Kaplan is Slate's "War Stories" columnist and author of the book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter.
Photograph of Julian Assange by Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images.