The defense team for Private Bradley Manning, who could be jailed for life for aiding the enemy over the massive security breach, alleged that more than 1,300 messages were ignored by prosecutors for at least six months. The emails relate to the conditions that the 24-year-old trooper was held in military detention at Quantico, Virginia, where he was sent after a spell in a US Army jail in Kuwait following his arrest when on duty in Iraq in 2010.
PROSECUTORS must prove that US Army private Bradley Manning intended to help al-Qaeda by passing secret government documents to the WikiLeaks website, defence lawyers argued on Monday. Manning s civilian attorney questioned the heart of the government s case at a pretrial hearing, contending that prosecutors had to show more than mere "negligence" to win a conviction for the serious offence of "aiding the enemy". The government had to prove Manning "intended to engage the enemy" by allegedly leaking sensitive files to a website, David Coombs said. Otherwise the trial would ignore the realities of the internet era and anyone who passed classified information to a newspaper could be accused of treason because adversaries have access to the web.
A report published in the Indian daily Times of India says that approximately five million emails of the Texas-based think tank were revealed by WikiLeaks. "Whereas seemingly large numbers of Stratfor s subscribers and clients work in the US military and intelligence agencies, Stratfor gave complimentary membership to General Hamid Gul, the controversial former head of Pakistan s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), who, according to US diplomatic cables, planned an IED attack on international forces in Afghanistan in 2006," he report said.
According to the BBC World, the claim was made in emails allegedly from US-based security think tank Stratfor, which were published by the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. Stratfor warned ahead of publication it would make no comment on whether the emails were authentic or inaccurate.
The United States is taking "serious and noticeable" measures to prevent another breach of classified files like the massive WikiLeaks document dump , the nation s spy chief said on Thursday.