An employee who gives information about national security matters to an organization that publishes it online for the world to see is NOT guilty of aiding the enemy. — Charlie Savage

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/31/us/bradley-manning-verdict.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&partner=rss&emc=rss

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A military judge on Tuesday found Pfc. Bradley Manning not guilty of “aiding the enemy” for his release of hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks for publication on the Internet, rejecting the government’s unprecedented effort to bring such a charge in a leak case.

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But the judge in the court-martial, Col. Denise R. Lind, convicted Private Manning of six counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and most of the other crimes he was charged with. He faces a theoretical maximum sentence of 136 years in prison, although legal experts said the actual term was likely to be much shorter.

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