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Jul 6, 2010 12:27 PM by Melissa Canone

Soldier Charged With Mishandling and Leaking Classified Data

BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. Army has charged an American soldier
suspected of leaking a military video of an attack in Iraq with
multiple counts of mishandling and leaking classified data and
putting national security at risk.
Army Spc. Bradley Manning is suspected of leaking a video that
shows Apache helicopters gunning down unarmed men in Iraq. Among
those believed to have been killed in the attack were a Reuters
photographer and his driver.
The video was an unflattering portrait of the Iraq war. It was
posted on the website Wikileaks.org last April.
Manning was detained in Baghdad in early June and is now being
held in Kuwait.
The Army said in a statement on Tuesday that a military version
of a grand jury hearing will determine if Manning should face a
trial by court-martial.

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