Kevin Gosztola is a writer for Firedoglake.com, who regularly covers WikiLeaks, whistleblowing, secrecy and various issues created by the national security state of America. He has been regularly traveling to Fort Meade to cover the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning and co-authored Truth and Consequences: The US vs. Bradley Manning with The Nation's Greg Mitchell.
Despite efforts to discredit him, Bradley Manning's extraordinary statement in court revealed that, like other whistleblowers, he was driven by his concern for the greater good.
Sweden’s refusal to provide assurance that it would not extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States was an important motivating factor.