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August 5th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Soldier suspected of Wiki leak: 'I've been isolated'

By Ashley Fantz, CNN

(CNN) – Bradley Manning, a 22-year-old U.S. Army private, is suspected of involvement in the largest-ever intelligence leak in American history, is in solitary confinement at Quantico, the Marine Corps base in Virginia. He's facing eight counts of violating U.S. Criminal Code for allegedly leaking a secret military video from the Iraq war that made its way to

If convicted, he could go to prison until he's a very old man.

People who say they know Manning describe him as naturally adept at computers, smart and opinionated, even brash. Friends and acquaintances paint a picture of a person who, from a young age, couldn't help but get involved when he perceived an injustice. It was a tendency that sometimes sparked confrontation with authority figures and those who disagreed with him, they say.

According to friends and his own writings on the internet, Manning is openly gay. Read more

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  1. Scott

    So let me get this straight, the Pentagon is coming out and saying that this guy could have caused soldiers to be harmed by leaking this classified data, and yet that same classified data shows that the Pentagon was aware that much of the masive amount of money we were sending to Pakistan was being funnelled to the Taliban. They knew this and did not do anything to stop our money from being sent over there. Just what do they think the Taliban was using the money for? By staying silent about that, the higher ups are responsible for every single American soldier killed with equipment the Taliban purchased with funelled U.S. dollars.

    August 9, 2010 at 7:52 am |
  2. Scott Stodden

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    Scott Stodden (Freeport,Illinois)

    August 6, 2010 at 6:06 am |
  3. Ronny

    If he is guilty – he should go to prison for a very long time.

    August 6, 2010 at 6:03 am |