Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding enemy in WikiLeaks trial

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Updated: 7/30/2013 1:31 pm Published: 7/30/2013 12:10 pm

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning faces up to 128 years in prison after a military judge found him guilty of espionage, theft and other charges for sending reams of classified material to WikiLeaks.

Army Col. Denise Lind acquitted Manning on Tuesday of the most serious charge he faced, aiding the enemy, which carried a possible penalty of up to life in prison. However, he still could face years in prison after being convicted of the other charges.

Manning was convicted of 20 charges in all.

Lind deliberated for about 16 hours over three days before reaching her decision in a case that drew worldwide attention. Supporters hailed Manning as a whistleblower, while prosecutors called him an anarchist and a traitor.

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Unwashed Mass - 7/31/2013 10:51 AM
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This also proves Snowden had little choice to flee the country, since the people committing crimes are still in power.

Unwashed Mass - 7/31/2013 10:49 AM
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He informed the American people that war crimes were being committed in their name, so apparently "the enemy" is us.

karlschneider - 7/30/2013 5:02 PM
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The gov hates whistleblowers. Whatever "the enemy" is depends on the current delusions of the fatasses in the Pentagon have at any given moment.

Mayor Maynot - 7/30/2013 3:19 PM
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Reminds me of Alfred E Neumann."What me worry"
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