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Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence in Wikileaks case

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence in Wikileaks case

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst convicted of turning over hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic and military documents to the website Wikileaks.

Manning, who had been sentenced to 35 years in prison, is now expected to be released in May.

The files that Wikileaks ultimately published in conjunction with The New York Times and other newspapers prompted a debate on American foreign policy in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and revealed that in the digital age vast databases of secret government information could be turned over to the public.

Supporters praised the...

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