Chelsea Manning Breaks Silence
A U.S. soldier imprisoned for leaking documents to WikiLeaks broke her silence in a fiery editorial accusing the United States of lying about Iraq. Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 for leaking 750,000 pages of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group. At the time, Manning went by the first name Bradley, but later announced the desire to live as a woman and be known as Chelsea. Manning has stayed out of the limelight since the conviction, which spared the former intelligence analyst from the most serious charge of aiding the enemy. But she was back Saturday, with an opinion piece titled ‘The Fog Machine of War” in The New York Times. In it, she accuses the U.S. media of looking the other way when chaos and corruption reigned in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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