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Bradley Manning Guilty on Most Charges, But Not Aiding Enemy

Bradley Manning, the source of one of WikiLeak’s largest disclosures of U.S. secrets, was found guilty of most of the charges against him today, but not the most serious charge of aiding the enemy.

Manning had already pleaded guilty to 10 of the less serious of the 22 charges in a deal that at the time would’ve gotten him an expected 20 years in prison. Today a military judge announced the court’s finding on the rest of the charges, a majority of them guilty verdicts, for espionage, theft and fraud. However, Manning managed to avoid the charge of aiding the enemy, which could have carried with it a life sentence.

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