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Manning wants Obama's pardon for leak done 'out of a love for my country'

Chelsea Manning — the Army private sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks — is now seeking a presidential pardon.

Manning’s other acquittal: the Garani airstrike video leak

Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Carr testified the military had been “hit in the face” by Bradley Manning's leaks, which he said had harmed the US mission in places like Afghanistan by eroding the trust the military had with the local populace. Yet the talk of trust between the US military and the local Afghan population may sound hollow to many who spent time in that war-torn nation. Incidents like the airstrike near the village of Garani, in Farah province, in May 2009, which figured prominently in Manning’s trial, did much to damage the relationship.

Wikilocked: Manning dodges most serious charge, but faces decades in prison

The 25-year-old soldier could still face more than 100 years in prison for his act of releasing 750,000 pages of classified material to WikiLeaks that exposed some of the darker aspects of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But his acquittal on the most serious charge means that he has a chance of escaping life behind bars.

US to declassify documents on NSA spying, secret FISA surveillance court

The United States government plans to declassify documents about the National Security Agency surveillance programs, first leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, a US intelligence official told Reuters.

Bradley Manning: Hero, villain, or a little bit of both?

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — It is highly unlikely that Private First Class Bradley Manning will go from prisoner to Nobel laureate any time soon.
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