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U.S. Army Orders Court Martial In WikiLeaks Case


The U.S. Army has released a statement saying Private Bradley Manning will face a court martial for allegedly giving more than 700,000 U.S. secret and classified documents and videos to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.

The statement said Military District of Washington Commanding General Michael Linnington referred all charges to a general court martial.

Manning faces 22 counts, including aiding the enemy.

Manning could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of that charge.

compiled from agency reports

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