US Army private Bradley Manning told a military tribunal that he leaked secret files on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to WikiLeaks in order to start a "public debate."
Bradley Manning is escorted from a hearing, on January 8, 2013 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning has told a military tribunal that he leaked incident logs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to WikiLeaks in order to start a "public debate".
Reading a nearly hour-long statement in a firm and assured voice, Manning said that when he deployed to Iraq he found himself alienated from his comrades and at odds with an army that "seemed not to value human life."
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