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The Army’s official charging document accuses Pfc. Manning of accessing the military’s vast Secret Internet Protocol Router Network and downloading more than 150,000 State Department cables.

WikiLeaks, the self-described whistleblower network, is releasing more than 250,000 secret cables, but has not acknowledged Pfc. Manning as its source.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called Pfc. Manning a “political prisoner.” Various press reports have quoted Pfc. Manning as telling a hacker that he downloaded the files while pretending to listen to music at a computer station.