A US Army private accused of engineering the biggest leak of government secrets in US history is asking a military judge to dismiss all charges.
Oral arguments on Pfc. Bradley Manning's dismissal motion are scheduled at a pretrial hearing starting Tuesday in Maryland.
Manning is charged with causing hundreds of thousands of classified war documents and diplomatic cables to be published on the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. His trial hasn't been scheduled.
The defense says military prosecutors have failed in their duty to hand over a broad range of documents potentially helpful to the defense.
Rather than restart the discovery process that began two years ago, the defense is asking the judge to dismiss the case.