Report: Army admonished Manning for YouTube uploads referencing classified facilities

"An Army private suspected of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks was admonished as a trainee in 2008 for uploading YouTube videos discussing classified facilities, according to an Army official with direct knowledge of the incident." Wired News has more.


  1. “What was the nature of the information that he disclosed?”

    That is the question that I want answered.

    The training environment is strange and minor issues are intentionally blown out of proportion for training purposes.

  2. This “hero” has earned his ten by ten and bed for a long time. I hope they knock the administrators that gave him security clearance down to washing latrines too. Stupidity all around.

    1. If that’s what you want, then don’t worry; I’m sure Manning will face far worse consequences than anyone whose actions he revealed.

  3. I’m amazed that this Private was allowed so much access. What ever happened to proper Clearance investigations, access limitations, and “Need to know”? Whatever anyone feels about what this guy did, he should never have had the *capability* to do it in the first place.

      1. That’s fine, but if you read the actual DoD orders and directives on this stuff, there are safeguards in place specifically designed to section off data and prevent even the possibility of a leak this large.

        It’s clear that not just one person caused this leak. Yeah, perhaps just one person purposely released the materials, but there were other people in the chain that allowed this to happen. People that weren’t taking their duties seriously.

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