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Chelsea (born Bradley) Manning was arrested in 2010 after she leaked 750,000 classified and sensitive documents to WikiLeaks. The classified information included videos of helicopter attacks and airstrikes in Iraq and Afghanistan, which Manning acquired while serving in the US Army. Manning was charged with violating the Espionage Act, and served 7 years in prison before her sentence was commuted. Following her arrest and subsequent conviction Manning became a controversial figure in the media and among politicians. Then Chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen condemned her actions for putting US servicemen at risk, but just as many journalists and civilians lauded Manning as a whistleblower who exposed the injustices carried out by US troops in the Middle East. Manning was released from prison in 2017 following a commutement by President Obama.
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