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Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) --
The U.S. military has charged a soldier in Iraq who is suspected of
leaking a helicopter attack video that shows civilian deaths, the
Pentagon said Tuesday.
Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, 22, of Potomac, Maryland, is being detained
in Kuwait and faces charges on eight violations of the U.S. Criminal
Code for allegedly illegally transferring classified data, according to a
charge sheet released by the military.
It accuses Manning of "wrongfully introducing a classified video of a
military operation filmed at or near Baghdad, Iraq, on or about 12
July 2007, onto his personal computer, a non-secure information
Originally posted by Mike Stivic
the longer this drama goes on the more i suspect that this whole thing is just a ruse to smoke out potential whistleblowers..too many things just do not add up.
i truelly hope not but when i have a gut feeling like this it usually means something..
and its not bad fish.
Originally posted by zroth
This is quite possibly the worst part of America. They are going to lock up a kid that told the truth.
Originally posted by hippomchippo
I wonder why Assange keeps saying he didn't get the cables that this guy is now going to prison for?
Originally posted by QuantumDeath
I'm now disposing of all my American flags, screw this crap.
Originally posted by Retseh
If you think this is revenge, ok, but he plainly broke the rules he swore to uphold.
Originally posted by Granite
It's too "hot" for them to go aggressively on the charges...for this stage of their "investigation". If something else happens regarding the other documents Wikleaks supposedly has, they deal a second blow.