Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning said in a statement to a London newspaper that she does not consider herself a pacifist for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. Rather, she sees herself as an advocate for transparency.
Bradley Manning is the first transgender military inmate to ask for hormone treatments, officials say, a request that could lead to a legal showdown over how — and if — the soldier convicted in the WikiLeaks case will be allowed to live as a female behind bars.
Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military’s “bloodlust” and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In a Maryland courtroom, the former Army intelligence analyst accused of giving thousands of classified documents to the website WikiLeaks is formally charged with aiding the enemy.