Army issues formal charges against Bradley Manning

The army has issued formal charges against Bradley Manning. I received the attached press release and PDF charge sheet today from Lt. Col. Eric Bloom, Public Affairs Officer.

Analysis to follow.

Charge Sheet (redacted) – Manning

Pfc Manning Preferral of Charges

PRESS RELEASE:

UNITED STATES DIVISION – CENTER

Media Release

HQ, USD-Center

Camp Liberty
Baghdad, Iraq
APO AE 09344
Commercial: (703) 253-9053

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RELEASE No. 20100706-01 July 6, 2010

______________________________________________________________

Soldier faces criminal charges


1AD, USD-C


BAGHDAD – Criminal charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice were preferred yesterday against Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, 22, of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, at Contingency Operating Station Hammer, Iraq.

Two charges consisting of 12 specifications were preferred. The first charge, under Article 92 of the UCMJ, is for violating a lawful Army regulation by transferring classified data onto his personal computer and adding unauthorized software to a classified computer system.

The second charge includes eight specifications under Article 134 of the UCMJ, incorporating violations of the United States Criminal Code. Those eight specifications consist of the following:

  • One specification of violating United States Code Title 18, Section 793, for communicating, transmitting and delivering national defense information to an unauthorized source;
  • Three specifications of violating United States Code Title 18, Section 1030(a)(1), for disclosing classified information concerning the national defense with reason to believe that the information could cause injury to the United States; and
  • Four specifications of violating United States Code Title 18, Section 1030(a)(2), for exceeding authorized computer access to obtain classified information from a United States department or agency.


All of the above charges relate to incidents which occurred between November 2009 and May 2010. The criminal investigation remains open. Preferral of charges represents an accusation only; Pfc. Manning is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The case will be processed in accordance with normal procedures.

The command will appoint an officer to preside over an Article 32 investigation, which is similar to a civilian grand jury hearing. The investigating officer will make findings and recommendations that the chain of command considers in determining whether to refer the case to trial by court-martial.

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EMAIL:

—–Original Message—–
From: BLOOM, ERIC LTC USD-C PAO [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 3:48 PM
To: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; D. H. Kerby; nakashimae@washpost.[email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
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Subject: [U] Preferal of Charges for Pfc. Manning (UNCLASSIFIED)


Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

UNCLASSIFIED//


ALL: Please find the attached press release concerning Pfc. Manning.


LTC Eric Bloom
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Division-Center
Commercial: 703-253-9053
DSN: 318-847-3151
SVOIP: 242-4321
Iraqna Cell: 0790-192-4074
Email: [email protected]
SIPR: [email protected]


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UNCLASSIFIED//
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE





 

 

—–Original Message—–
From: BLOOM, ERIC LTC USD-C PAO [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 3:48 PM
To: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; D. H. Kerby; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
Cc: ABC NEWS; AP; CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR; CNN; cnn baghdad bureau; Damon, Arwa; FOX NEWS; LA TIMES; McClatchy Newspapers; NBC; NPR; NY TIMES; Oliver August; Reuters; Schmitt, Eric NY Times; THE ECONOMIST/TIMES OF LONDON; The Times; USA Today; Wall Street Journal; WASHINGTON POST
Subject: [U] Preferal of Charges for Pfc. Manning (UNCLASSIFIED)

 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: NONE

 

UNCLASSIFIED//

 

 

ALL: Please find the attached press release concerning Pfc. Manning.

 

LTC Eric Bloom

Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Division-Center

Commercial: 703-253-9053

DSN: 318-847-3151

SVOIP: 242-4321

Iraqna Cell: 0790-192-4074

Email: [email protected]

SIPR: [email protected]

 

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www.facebook.com/1st.Armored.Division

www.twitter.com/1stArmoredDiv

www.youtube.com/1ADironsoldiers

www.flickr.com/photos/ironsoldiers

 

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED//

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: NONE

 

 

2 thoughts on “Army issues formal charges against Bradley Manning

  1. Mike,
    Thanks for publishing this, and for setting up this site!

    Btw, how did you manage to get included on the ‘To’ line for this press release among major news outlets?

    Keep up the great work.

  2. @Brian: You’re welcome. Part of what I was doing last month amounted to freelance research for a few different journalists. When I spoke with Ltc. Bloom, I had the opportunity to get on his distro list.

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