Bradley Manning tortured?
I used the dress code as an example of how life in the armed forces is not necessarily "constitutional". The UCMJ itself has a fair number of UNconstitutional restrictions on personal actions (going AWOL for instance) and freedoms of speech (Article 88). Uniforms, at least in the armed forces, are a way to foster a......well.....uniform and disciplined unit. Makes some sense.There's a difference between uniforms and dress codes. Requiring women to wear dresses, while shopping in taxpayer-funded facilities, was just plain sexist and IMHO, authoritarianism run amok. Civies (military dependents aside) would certainly balk and likely invoke the Constitution at some point in the appeals process!
Manning did the same thing "Deep Throat" had done - reveal the government scandal. He was punished to intimidate other whistleblowers.