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Acquittal, conviction in WikiLeaks case

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:16 PM
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FORT MEADE, Md. — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks.

The military judge hearing the case, Army Col. Denise Lind, announced the verdict Tuesday. The charge was the most serious of 21 counts. It carried a possible life sentence without parole.

Manning was convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions.

Manning’s sentencing hearing is set to begin Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Crescent, Okla., native acknowledged giving the anti-secrecy website hundreds of thousands of battlefield reports, diplomatic cables and videos in early 2010.

Manning said he didn’t believe the information would harm troops in Afghanistan and Iraq or threaten national security.

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Old School Values
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Old School Values 07/30/13 - 01:34 pm
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I didn't believe he aided the

I didn't believe he aided the enemy either. He embarrassed some folks in government but that wasn't aiding the enemy..

mad consumer
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mad consumer 07/30/13 - 04:07 pm
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this should have been treason

what is treason if not a person sworn to defend the us gives away secrets

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/30/13 - 04:47 pm
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I don't think there is any

I don't think there is any question that what he did aided the enemy, intentionally or not. Espionage, by it's very nature, aids the enemy whether sold in private or divulged in public.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/30/13 - 05:21 pm
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Well,
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manning gets to be with the boys, his sexual preference, for a while. I suspect democrats, liberals, want him promoted to five star general.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 07/31/13 - 02:40 am
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I know one thing

This man is no soldier. He has no right to wear the uniform. He is a traitor. We used to shoot them.
Just like dichotomy said "Espionage by it's very nature aids the enemy."
LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE.

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