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US Soldier Faces Military Charges Over Wikileaks Video of American Attack


Ratted out by a hacker to whom he allegedly admitted, in online chats, having provided classified Department of State cables to the Wikileaks whistle-blower website, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst is now facing charges under the Code of Military Justice.

Pfc. Bradley Manning, 22, is also accused of being the source of a controversial “Collateral Murder” video posted on Wikileaks that shows the view from U.S. Apache helicopters as civilians were killed in an American attack in July 2007, the Washington Post explains.

He reportedly may have provided more than 100,000 cables to Wikileaks.

The article doesn’t include any comment from Manning, who has been held in Kuwait since May, or his lawyer. The next step in his case is a so-called Article 32 hearing, similar to a grand jury proceeding.

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