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Prosecutors Say WikiLeaks Soldier Seeking Attention


U.S. Army soldier Bradley Manning could face life imprisonment if found guilty of aiding the enemy.

U.S. Army soldier Bradley Manning could face life imprisonment if found guilty of aiding the enemy.

Prosecutors say U.S. Army soldier Bradley Manning, accused of the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history, released documents on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with a hope to make a name for himself.

In closing arguments at Manning's court-martial, prosecutors said the 25-year-old former intelligence analyst had betrayed the trust of his nation.

Manning faces 21 counts for leaking more than 700,000 documents through the WikiLeaks website. The most serious charge he faces, of aiding the enemy, carries a life sentence. He was arrested in May 2010 while serving in Iraq.

Defense attorneys are due to make their closing remarks later in the day.

They have previously portrayed Manning as well-intentioned but young and naive.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP
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