Bradley Manning Convicted—But Not Of Aiding The Enemy

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The Wikileaks leaker was convicted on 17 of 22 charges brought by the government, but not the most serious one.

Former Army private Bradley Manning, on trial for leaking classified information to Wikileaks, was convicted by a military court of 17 of the 22 charges against him. The judge, however, found Manning not guilty of the most serious charge, that of "aiding the enemy"—aka treason. A conviction on that charge could have put Manning in prison for life without parole.