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Wikileaks Scandal Soldier Gets New Name

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Maryland after a hearing in his court martial, August 20, 2013.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Maryland after a hearing in his court martial, August 20, 2013.
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A Kansas judge has agreed to formally change the name of the U.S. soldier convicted of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Leavenworth County District Judge David King's office has confirmed to VOA he allowed Bradley Edward Manning to become Chelsea Elizabeth Manning during a brief hearing Wednesday.

Manning, a former intelligence analyst, is serving a 35-year sentence at an Army prison in Kansas for leaking classified government information to the anti-secrecy website.

At least two Army behavioral health specialists have diagnosed Manning with gender identity disorder.

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by: Brent from: California
April 25, 2014 10:46 AM
Someone, you are probably right. Political correctness is going to destroy this nation. When someone is mentally ill and that is proclaimed as the new normal, it is a sign that things have gone too far. The wimps love to claim that every perversion is acceptable and good. I guess they miss the word "disorder" at the end of the operative phrase in this case.


by: Brent from: California
April 24, 2014 11:36 AM
If this dude is sick in the head with gender identity disorder, why did they ever give him a clearance? He was obviously a risk - it only took one glance to see that he was not normal.

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by: someone from: the U.S.A.
April 25, 2014 6:18 AM
Because he said the in beginning he is a gay. You can get any nice job in nowadays America, if you proclaims you are gay , or your grand - grand father was a slave.
Don't you know that?


by: jameskicksbutt from: omaha
April 23, 2014 3:06 PM
That figures. He knew he was going to be someones bitch in the brig. May as well let him take it like a champ and let the boys have some fun. Now if they segregate him and take him from male population THAT is injustice.

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by: Brent from: California
April 25, 2014 10:49 AM
James, the only problem is that Bradley is going to enjoy servicing the boys. His war daddy will pimp him out for cigarettes and chips, make Bradley wash his socks & stuff, and Bradley will be the happiest he has ever been. The whole setup lacks what Bradley was supposed to get - punishment. Instead they are giving Bradley his dream life.

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