Manning should be tried for treason.
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"Why was Manning given a security clearance at all? For those who have been involved in security investigations -- even filling out the paperwork -- Manning's background clearly had red flags all over the place. And how does one remain largely unsupervised in a top-secret position after losing a stripe? (An acquaintance stationed in the Middle East tells me that is most likely the result of a critical shortage of manpower.)
Just last month, The Washington Post highlighted the fact that more than 850,000 people hold top-secret security clearances. How many of them are disgruntled individuals seeking retaliation for perceived wrongs? How many might now fancy themselves heroes by releasing critical data?
On another note: Just how much of the data released by Manning was marked classified but needn't have been? If security classifications were assigned to material just a little more judiciously, perhaps the need to dispense top-secret clearances would be, too. Then the Bradley Mannings of the world wouldn't need to assuage their consciences by indiscriminately turning over information that could aid and abet the enemy and cost American lives."