Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified Documents

Mike O'Brien

U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning pleaded guilty on Thursday to 10 charges that he illegally acquired and transferred highly classified documents that were published by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning, 25, was dressed in full military uniform as he read from a 35-page statement at the hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland, on Thursday. He agreed in a plea deal with military prosecutors to serve 20 years in jail, but he also pleaded not guilty to 12 more serious charges and will face a...
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