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'''Bradley Manning''' (Crescent, Oklahoma, 1987; spend part of his childhood in Wales) is a United States Army soldier. He will face a [[court-martial]] for allegedly releasing vast amounts of classified documents to [[WikiLeaks]] (He is the prime suspect of giving files to WikiLeaks). Manning is being held at the Marine Corps Brig, Quantico, [[Virginia]], charged with "transferring classified data" and "delivering national defense information to an unauthorised source". He could face more charges before the investigation is over.<ref name="FoxNews">[http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/11/29/who-pfc-bradley-manning#ixzz19diL6EX5]</ref> Manning is [[homosexual|gay]], and there is speculation that his homosexuality motivated him to leak classified information.<ref name="FoxNews" />
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'''Bradley Manning''' is a United States Army soldier who is facing a [[court-martial]] for allegedly releasing vast amounts of classified documents to [[WikiLeaks]] (He is the prime suspect of giving files to WikiLeaks). Manning is being held at the Marine Corps Brig, Quantico, [[Virginia]], charged with "transferring classified data" and "delivering national defense information to an unauthorised source", and "aiding the enemy".<ref name="FoxNews">[http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/11/29/who-pfc-bradley-manning#ixzz19diL6EX5]</ref> Manning is [[homosexual|gay]], and there is speculation that his homosexuality motivated him to leak classified information.<ref name="FoxNews" />
  
The Australian hacker and founder of the controversial [[liberal]] website [[WikiLeaks]], [[Julian Assange]], considers him an unparalleled hero.
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The Australian hacker and founder of the controversial website [[WikiLeaks]], [[Julian Assange]], considers him an unparalleled hero.  
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== Data Leak ==
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Manning was assigned to an nit based near [[Baghdad]], Iraq. He had access to databases used by the United States government to store classified information. He was arrested after Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker, told the FBI that Manning had confided during online chats that he had downloaded material from these databases and passed it to WikiLeaks. The material leaked included videos of American airstrikes, and hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables. It was the largest set of restricted documents ever leaked to the public. Much of it was published by [[WikiLeaks]] or its media partners between April and November 2010
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 13:48, 7 June 2013

Bradley Manning is a United States Army soldier who is facing a court-martial for allegedly releasing vast amounts of classified documents to WikiLeaks (He is the prime suspect of giving files to WikiLeaks). Manning is being held at the Marine Corps Brig, Quantico, Virginia, charged with "transferring classified data" and "delivering national defense information to an unauthorised source", and "aiding the enemy".[1] Manning is gay, and there is speculation that his homosexuality motivated him to leak classified information.[1]

The Australian hacker and founder of the controversial website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, considers him an unparalleled hero.

Data Leak

Manning was assigned to an nit based near Baghdad, Iraq. He had access to databases used by the United States government to store classified information. He was arrested after Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker, told the FBI that Manning had confided during online chats that he had downloaded material from these databases and passed it to WikiLeaks. The material leaked included videos of American airstrikes, and hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables. It was the largest set of restricted documents ever leaked to the public. Much of it was published by WikiLeaks or its media partners between April and November 2010

See also

References

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