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Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

Army Private First Class Bradley Manning was sentenced on Wednesday morning to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents via WikiLeaks, The Guardian reported. Manning was found guilty on July 30 of violating the Espionage Act for providing the information site with more than 700,000 documents, videos and diplomatic…

Government asks for 60-year sentence for Bradley Manning

The US government has urged a military judge to sentence Bradley Manning to 60 years in prison, arguing that the solider, who leaked a huge collection of classified documents to WikiLeaks, “deserves to spend the majority of his remaining life” in custody. The request was made by military lawyers on…

Bradley Manning: ‘I’m sorry’ for handing secrets over to WikiLeaks

By Ian Simpson FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – U.S. soldier Bradley Manning apologized on Wednesday for handing state secrets over to the WikiLeaks website in the biggest breach of classified data in U.S. history. “I’m sorry I hurt people. I’m sorry that I hurt the United States,” the 25-year-old Army…

Clinical psychologist: Hyper-masculine military failed to offer Bradley Manning support on gender identity

Clinical psychologist Michael Worsley diagnosed Manning with gender identity disorder and says he experienced severe stress A military psychologist who treated Bradley Manning said there was no support available for him to cope with his gender identity disorder and that Manning suffered greatly in a “hyper-masculine environment” that was hostile towards gay…

Bradley Manning’s supervisor admits Army missed warning signs

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – Lawyers for Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks, sought to show during a sentencing hearing on Tuesday that the Army ignored his mental health problems and bizarre behavior. Manning’s violent outbursts and his emailing a supervisor…

Bradley Manning’s lawyer: Showed signs of being unfit to serve before leaks

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted for giving classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, exhibited behavior that could have served as a warning he was unsuitable to serve abroad as an intelligence analyst, his lawyer said in court on Monday. As the…

Prosecutors present last witnesses at Bradley Manning’s sentencing

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – U.S. Army prosecutors presented their last witnesses on Friday in the sentencing phase of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s court-martial for providing a trove of secret files to WikiLeaks. Defense lawyers for Manning, who faces up to 90 years in prison, are…

Retired Army officer: Bradley Manning’s leak caused costly scramble

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – Assessing the breach of the largest leak of classified data in U.S. history cost the military hundreds of thousands of dollars, a retired Army officer on Wednesday told the judge weighing the length of time soldier Bradley Manning will spend in prison.…

Military judge cuts Bradley Manning’s potential sentence to 90 years

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – A U.S. military judge reduced potential prison time for Private First Class Bradley Manning to 90 years from 136 years on Tuesday by ruling that some sentences for leaking secret files to WikiLeaks should be merged. Court-martial Judge Colonel Denise Lind convicted…

State Department: Bradley Manning had ‘chilling effect’ on foreign relations

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – U.S. soldier Bradley Manning’s leaks of classified government files had a “chilling effect” on foreign relations, impeding U.S. diplomats’ gathering of information, a senior State Department official said Monday. “Every single embassy” was affected, said Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy,…

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