Pfc. Bradley Manning suspected of Wikileaks release

July 29, 2010 18:55


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Evidence was found linking the Wikileaks release of 76,000 classified documents on the Afghanistan war to one Pfc. Bradley Manning, according to a Wall Street Journal report Thursday.

According to the report, defense officials said Manning, 22, was the same soldier who released a widely-publicized video of a US Army helicopter shooting in Baghdad, an incident which resulted in the deaths of two Reuters journalists and seven others.

Investigators searched the computers used by Manning and found evidence he had downloaded the Afghanistan war logs from 2004 to 2009, a defense official said, according to the report.

Wikileaks has held back an additional 15,000 documents, and Defense officials are looking through Manning's computers in an attempt to figure out what documents have yet to be released, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Manning worked in intelligence in Baghdad, but his high security clearance allowed him to examine documents around the world.

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