31 July, 2013

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A military court today found Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history, not guilty of aiding the enemy. The verdict from the judge overseeing Manning’s court-martial means he dodged a life sentence. He has already pleaded guilty to nearly a dozen lesser charges that could carry a sentence of up to 20 years behind bars.

Authorities accused Manning of delivering three-quarters of 1 million pages of classified documents and videos to the secret-sharing site WikiLeaks -- which has never confirmed the soldier was the source of its information. The material covered aspects of U.S. military strategy in Iraq, gave what some called a ground view of events in the Afghanistan war and revealed the inner workings of U.S. State Department diplomacy in leaked cables.

In a statement to the court this year, Manning said that the information he passed on “upset” or “disturbed” him but he didn’t thi nk any of it would harm the United States if it became public. He said he thought the documents were old and the situations in them had changed or ended.

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