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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 05:30 PM

Military Fails to Link Manning Leaks With Any Deaths (Sentencing Testimony from General)

Source: Courthouse News

@wikileaks: No deaths caused by release of Afghan War Logs, says general who headed leak investigation | Courthouse News https://t.co/5oYOsO69pF

Military Fails to Link Leaks With Any Deaths

By ADAM KLASFELD

FT. MEADE, Md. (CN) - The largest intelligence leak in U.S. history, disclosed by Pfc. Bradley Manning to WikiLeaks, did not lead to the deaths of any military sources, the government's first sentencing witness testified Wednesday.

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In 2011, then-Army Chief of Staff Mike Mullen had said that Manning and WikiLeaks "might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family."

But Manning has insisted that he sent WikiLeaks only low-sensitivity categories of files that he believed would shed light on U.S. war fighting and statecraft. Three years of journalistic scrutiny into the effects of the leaks could not uncover a case of an intelligence source who was killed or injured because of the disclosures.

The military's position took another hit Wednesday, as the former brigadier general who headed the Information Review Task Force investigating the leaks said that he had never heard that a source named in the Afghan war logs was killed.

Though the Taliban had claimed that its review of the war logs led them to an Afghan whom the U.S. military named as a source, the supposed informant the Taliban claimed to have executed was not in fact named in the leaked materials.

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truedelphi Jul 2013 #1
malthaussen Jul 2013 #4
Solly Mack Jul 2013 #2
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Demeter Aug 2013 #5

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 05:52 PM

1. Hmm... Too bad we citizens cannot vote to have an "alternate" serve the time in

The slammer that he will face.

My alternate would be for Dick Cheney or Di Feinstein. (Or maybe one of them could be in the pen during the week, while the other has to serve weekends.) Additionally, it would be nice if there was a way to get their ill gotten war profits returned to the people of Iraq and the families of service people who died, and to wounded veterans.

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Response to truedelphi (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 06:39 PM

4. I vote for Condi Rice

But think what it would do to her fingernails!

-- Mal

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 06:05 PM

2. K&R

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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 06:14 PM

3. Pro-MIC talking points computing...computing...computing... n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 12:15 AM

5. no shit, Sherlock

 

How revealing an accomplished war crime jeopardizes anyone (not even the perps) is a great mystery....

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