In January 2010, he started selecting information he believed the public should see and should hear, and that that would make the world a better place.
He believed if everyone knew it, it could not be used by the enemy. He started to believe this information should be made public. Americans should know what is happening on a day-to-day basis.
Bradley Manning pleads guilty to 10 charges
Admitting that he illegally acquired and transferred U.S. government secrets, Manning agreed to serve 20 years in prison for leaking numerous classified materials to Wikileaks pertaining to U.S. military and diplomatic activities.
Nonetheless, should manning be found guilty of 12 additional, more serious charges at trial, he could still face life imprisonment.
Manning, arrested in 2010, has already spent 1,007 days in jail, under conditions that many have criticized as inhumane.
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