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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…

U.S. prosecutors argue Manning’s leaks changed how military allows analysts to access data at sentencing hearing

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – As a military judge considered sentencing for convicted U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, prosecutors argued that his leaks of classified information to the WikiLeaks website changed the way the military allowed intelligence analysts to access data. Manning, 25, on Tuesday escaped a life…

Judge to announce verdict in Bradley Manning case on Tuesday

(Reuters) – The judge in the court martial of Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, accused of spilling secrets to Wikileaks, said the verdict will be read on Tuesday. Manning, 25, who is accused of the biggest leak of classified information in the nation’s history, is charged with 21 criminal…

Manning’s team presents defense in WikiLeaks case

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For weeks, Private First Class Bradley Manning has been portrayed as an arrogant loner and a traitor who damaged U.S. security and put countless lives at risk by providing hundreds of thousands of secret files to WikiLeaks. Now, as his lawyers prepare to kick…

Credit card donations to WikiLeaks once again flowing through Iceland

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – International credit card donations to WikiLeaks are flowing again after an Icelandic court ruling forced MasterCard’s and Visa’s local agent to process payments, the companies involved in processing the funds said. One of WikiLeaks’ most important sources of funding – donations made from Visa and MasterCard users…

Prosecutors call last witness in Bradley Manning court-martial

By Ian Simpson FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – Court-martial prosecutors called their last witness on Tuesday against the soldier charged with providing a trove of secret material to WikiLeaks in the biggest leak of classified files in U.S. history. Private First Class Bradley Manning, 25, faces 21 charges, including espionage,…

Ecuador revokes Edward Snowden asylum documents as Assange frustration grows

President Correa revokes Snowden’s temporary travel document amid concerns WikiLeaks founder is ‘running the show’ The plan to spirit the surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden to sanctuary in Latin America appears to be unravelling amid tension between Ecuador’s government and Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. President Rafael Correa halted an…

WikiLeaks staffer helping Edward Snowden flee U.S. authorities

Holed up with a fugitive computer expert and negotiating a legal minefield to avoid the US authorities — WikiLeaks staffer Sarah Harrison has been here before. As one of Julian Assange’s closest aides, the blonde, willowy Briton is uniquely qualified to help US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden avoid extradition to…

Marine security expert testifies Manning solicited secret military information

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – The founder of the WikiLeaks website, at the center of the trial of a soldier charged with the biggest U.S. leak of classified material, solicited secret military information during a 2009 conference in Berlin, a Marine Corps computer security expert testified on Tuesday. On the…

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