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Oh that's definitely the case. If you hold a clearance, whether Confidential, Secret, Top Secret or Top Secret/SCI, you are bound by legal contracts to never divulge what you know. Some cases are the exception, like former clearance holders writing a book and having the Pentagon green light or red light it for publish, but in the case of Manning he took military classified material and leaked it to a foreign civilian. Leaking military classified info to a foreign civilian is about as bad as it gets in the intel world. He knew when he leaked that info he knew was going to military prison for the rest of his life. He knew he wasn't gonna get away with it and looking back on it he probably could have taken a different path that would have kept him out of prison, but clearly leaking it to the public made a much bigger impact then any other path he would have chosen.
I dunno what you're talking about women being rape or child trafficking but as far as I am concerned that has nothing to do with military intelligence. I worked in military intel from 2001- 2006 so I'm just relaying to you all how it works. So women being raped I doubt is classified military intelligence.
Of course the US Gov't commits crimes and covers it up, or in many cases, they are caught red handed but no one is ever held accountable. Either way, I'm talking to you all from a former military member's point of view via the intelligence world.