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Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy

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From Military.com Jul 30, 2013 Associated Press| by David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek

FORT MEADE, Md. – U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy – the most serious charge he faced – but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges Tuesday, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks.

The judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, deliberated for about 16 hours over three days before reaching her decision in a case that drew worldwide attention as supporters hailed Manning as a whistleblower. The U.S. government called him an anarchist computer hacker and attention-seeking traitor. . . . Read Complete Report