Judge accepts Manning plea in 10 charges

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Updated: 2/28/2013 4:46 pm Published: 2/28/2013 6:34 am

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A U.S. Army judge has accepted an offer by a private to plead guilty to violating military regulations in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history.

Pfc. Bradley Manning admits to sending hundreds of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports, State Department diplomatic cables and other files to WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad.

An Army judge accepted the pleas to 10 charges at a hearing Thursday. Manning could face a maximum of 20 years on those charges alone.

Prosecutors say they plan to move forward with an additional 12 charges against him, including aiding the enemy. That charge could carry a life sentence.

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Unwashed Mass - 3/1/2013 1:55 PM
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When you dont have government transparency, you will have whistle-blowers like Manning. The only Americans hurt by his disclosures were the ones who needed to go to prison anyway.

aleman - 2/28/2013 5:36 PM
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They'll have him in a mini-skirt with kool-aid stain lipstick in the brig before you know it

WyoMoe - 2/28/2013 2:45 PM
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