Jailed Army Intelligence Analyst Will Write For The Guardian

Chelsea Manning Was Sentenced To 35 Years For Leaking Secret Documents To WikiLeaks

Leaking highly classified documents to WikiLeaks is considered a major crime by the government, but others feel leaking secrets that impact the lives of citizens is an act of courage.

Secret documents do have a place in a democracy, but some say that’s propaganda. People at CipherCloud know that not all secret documents protect the public. In fact, some of them hurt or restrict the public from discovering pertinent information that has a direct impact on their lives.

The former Army intelligence analyst, Chelsea Manning, found out what the government thought the hard way. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking over 700,000 files to WikiLeaks. Some of the documents contained secret information on Cuba, Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay. She will be eligible for parole in 2020.

While she is in prison, she will write for the Guardian newspaper. Her articles will be opinions about gender, wars, and freedom of information. Chelsea was formerly known as Pfc. Bradley E. Manning while she was an Army analyst, so she has first-hand knowledge on all those topics.

Ms. Manning has been writing for the paper on a casual basis, but the Guardian decided to use her opinions regularly. Manning will share her opinions when the stories fit her categories, not on a set schedule.

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