Pentagon Looks at Army Intel Analyst's Role in Afghan Leak

Bradley Manning only worked on Iraq war
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2010 5:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – Who could've given nearly 1 million classified Afghanistan war documents to WikiLeaks? The military is taking a close look at Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst already charged with leaking documents to the site. Manning would be a perfect suspect, except for one fact: He was stationed in Iraq and had no access to Afghanistan documents. Nonetheless, investigators are examining his computers to see if he could have hacked other military computers to gain the files, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Manning is more commonly linked to the leak of footage of the Iraq war released to the public as a video called "Collateral Murder", but he also boasted of having given WikiLeaks 260,000 diplomatic cables. Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, said there is "no allegation as far as we can determine" that the Afghanistan leak is "connected to Bradley Manning." Click here for more on Manning.
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