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Arrest made in U.S. military Wikileaks probe

U.S. military officials confirmed to NBC News today that a 22-year old military intelligence analyst has been taken into custody for allegedly providing the document-posting website Wikileaks with classified gun-camera video of a 2007 Apache helicopter attack that killed innocent civilians in Baghdad.

Specialist Bradley Manning of Potomac, Md., whose arrest was reported yesterday on Wired.com’s "Threat Level" blog, was reported to Army officials by former hacker Adrian Lamo, according to the tech website.

Manning allegedly bragged to Lamo that he had provided Wikileaks with the Apache video, three other classified gun-camera videos including a controversial bombing in Afghanistan, classified Army document evaluating Wikileaks as a security threat and as many as 260,000 classified cables.

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Added: Jun-7-2010 Occurred On: Jun-7-2010
By: Tyrfingr
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Afghanistan, News
Tags: Arrest, Military, Probe, U.S., Wikileaks
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