Washington: A US intelligence analyst has been nabbed by Army officials for allegedly releasing classified military information on a “whistle-blowing” website called “WikiLeaks”.
Twenty two-year-old Specialist Bradley Manning has been remanded to pre-trial confinement in Kuwait the US military said. He was posted in Baghdad with the 2nd Brigade 10th Mountain Division.
"Collateral Murder," which showed Army forces shooting Iraqis from helicopters and killing two Reuter’s cameramen, among others.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the video amounted to the "indiscriminate slaying" of Iraqis and "another day at the office" for the US Army, Fox News reports.
Manning was rounded off after he told an online hacker, Adrian Lamo, that he was the one who released the video. Lamo alerted the FBI and the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command as he felt duty-bound to turn Manning in especially after Manning also took credit for releasing hundreds of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables from the State Department.
Lamo said Manning also bragged about using his top-secret clearance to access a separate video he gave to WikiLeaks that captured the deadly 2009 Garani air strike in Afghanistan.