U.S. Army Files 22 Additional Charges Against Bradley Manning For Leaking WikiLeaks Cables

Posted Mar 3, 2011

According to CBS, the U.S. Army has filed 22 additional charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning. Manning is the soldier that is suspected of providing government documents that was published on WikiLeaks. The new charges formally accuse Manning of aiding enemies.

The Army is accusing Manning of using unauthorized software on government computers for extracting classified data and illegally transmitting it for public release. The 22 new counts involve leaking war logs from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, aiding the enemy is a capital offense. But the Army will not recommend Manning for a death penalty. It is likely that he could face life imprisonment, reduction in rank to the lowest pay grade, a dishonorable discharge, and loss of all pay.

[CBS via Ars Technica]