Manning gets 35 years in Wikileaks case

There will be no public report assessing the damage done by the leaking of hundreds of thousands of pages of classified data that Bradley Manning felt compelled to release via Wikileaks. Supporters of the disgraced private keep insisting no lives were lost by the leaks, but others aren't so sure. The one thing that is sure is that Manning will have a long time to contemplate what he has done. Washington Post: A military judge on Wednesday morning sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Manning, 25, was convicted last month of multiple charges, including violations of the Espionage Act for copying and disseminating the documents while serving as an intelligence analyst at a forward operating base in Iraq. He faced up to 90 years in prison. According to the military, Manning is required to serve one-third of the sentence before he becomes eligible for parole. The ...(Read Full Post)