Army charges WikiLeaks suspect with more offenses
The Army says it has filed 22 additional
charges against Pvt. 1st Class Bradley E. Manning, the soldier
suspected of providing classified government documents published by
the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group.
Army officials say the charges were filed on Tuesday. They
accuse Manning of using unauthorized software on government
computers to extract classified information, illegally download it
and transmit the data for public release by what the Army termed
The charges follow seven months of Army investigation.
One charge - of aiding the enemy under the Uniform Code of
Military Justice - is a capital offense, but the Army's prosecution
team has notified the Manning defense team that it will not
recommend the death penalty to the two-star general who is in
charge of proceeding with legal action.