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Manning to be sentenced in WikiLeaks case
Fort Meade, Md. - A judge will issue a prison sentence today for the soldier accused of giving the Web site "WikiLeaks" 750,000 classified documents and videos.
Pfc. Bradley Manning was found not guilty Tuesday day of aiding the enemy, but, he was found guilty of twenty lesser offenses.
Manning had already pleaded guilty to 10 of the 22 charges.
Journalism and the free press and Democracy dodged a bullet today when the aiding-the-enemy charge was dropped, but it is still under attack, said Daniel Ellsberg, who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers IN 1971.
This is the most significant leak of classified information in the history of the republic, CIA Director Michael Hayden said. So he put real people at real risk.
Manning faces up to 136 years in prison.