Chelsea Manning: I leaked reports after seeing how Americans ignored wars | The Guardian

'She provided WikiLeaks with the video Collateral Murder, which showed the US army killing a dozen unarmed civilians, including two Reuters employees. Manning was arrested shortly after the video's release and was not aware of the fallout from her decision until she transferred to the Marine base in Quantico, Virginia – four days after the Afghan war logs appeared in the Guardian.'

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“Seven years later*,* it remains difficult to overstate the impact of the Afghan and Iraq war logs, or the later publication of the diplomatic cables. “The material touched on virtually every relationship the United States had around the world,” Crowley, the former State Department official, says of the cables.”