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Topic - Gary R. Myers
Pvt. Bradley E. Manning, the former Army soldier convicted of the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. history, will serve his 35-year sentence as a man, not as "Chelsea," the woman he wishes to be, an Army spokesman told The Washington Times Thursday.
Bradley E. Manning, the soldier convicted of leaking a trove of classified documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for the largest public breach of secret data in U.S. history, sparking a debate over the length of his prison term and whether he could ever win an early release.
"We do take care of our service members as best we can to include elective surgery where it is essential to their well-being," Mr. Myers added.
He said that some types of elective surgery were provided by the military, where it was deemed medically necessary.