Possible Source of Leaks Back in U.S.
Young intelligence officer will be locked up in Quantico
WASHINGTON - JULY 15: Vehicles drive through the main gate at Marine Corps Base Quantico July 15, 2004 in Quantico, Virginia. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 24, a Marine who turned up in Lebanon after he was reportedly kidnapped in Iraq is scheduled to return to the Marine Corps Base Quantico today. Hassoun has been at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany since last week. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
An intelligence officer charged with leaking U.S. military secrets landed in Virginia Friday.
P.F.C. Bradley Manning was flown to Quantico Marine Base this morning from Kuwait. He’ll be held in a military jail there while awaiting trial.
Manning is accused of leaking military documents and secrets to the online whistle-blower WikiLeaks. The 22-year-old was already in a military jail in Kuwait, accused of leaking a classified helicopter cockpit video. The video from 2007 showed a firefight in Baghdad that left two journalists dead.
Now he faces additional suspicion of leaking more than 90,000 documents to WikiLeaks detailing the war in Afghanistan. Those documents are feared to contain the names of Afghan informants who the military says may now be in danger.
Published at 2:28 PM EDT on Jul 30, 2010