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U.S. military files charges against Wikileaks suspect

The U.S. military has filed criminal charges against an Army intelligence analyst who has been accused of sending sensitive files to Wikileaks.
Written by Declan McCullagh, Contributor on

The U.S. military has filed criminal charges against an Army intelligence analyst who has been accused of sending sensitive files to Wikileaks, including a controversial video showing troops firing on Reuters journalists.

Pfc. Bradley Manning, 22, is charged with sending the video to a person not authorized to receive it and with obtaining "more than 150,000 diplomatic cables" from the State Department.

Adrian Lamo, a hacker who pleaded guilty in 2004 to breaking into The New York Times' computer network, told CNET last month that Manning had contacted him and shared details of his leaks. Lamo also said he tipped off authorities.

For more on this story, read Alleged Wikileaks source charged with leaking classified files on CNET News.

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