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Defense suggests accused WikiLeaker was troubled soldier
Defense suggests accused WikiLeaker was troubled soldier

To his supporters, Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning is a hero, the whistle-blower who revealed U.S. war crimes and diplomatic double-dealing in the Pentagon records and State Department cables he is alleged to have sent to the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks. To the government, which is bringing criminal charges against the former intelligence analyst, he is a turncoat who endangered lives and damaged relations with allies by stealing and leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents. But papers filed by his attorney suggest a third, more complex profile: a skilled computer technician who struggled with mental health, emotional and behavioral problems. A bright young man troubled...

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