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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bradley Manning's Punishment Compared to Other Leakers & Military Criminals

Bradley Manning was an army intelligence analyst who leaked various cables & combat footage to the public. The information did not compromise any covert agents, but it did expose various crimes & questionable actions committed by the US. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Robert Hansen was an FBI mole who passed enormous amounts of classified information to Soviet and later Russian intelligence. His worst crime was giving the KGB a list of Soviets who had contacted the FBI about moles, an act which surely led to many of them being jailed or executed. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Aldrich Ames was a CIA mole who passed enormous amounts of information to the KGB. His actions led to the deaths of at least 10 CIA agents. He was sentenced to life in prison.

John Anthony Walker Jr. was a Navy intelligence officer who helped the Soviets decode over 1 million secret messages. He may have also contributed to the capture of the USS Pueblo by North Korea. He was sentenced to life in prison.

William Calley was a US Army Officer who was found guilty of killing 22 civilians during the My Lai massacre. He was sentenced to life in prison but ended up serving only 3 and a half years of house arrest. Calley claimed he was only following orders and public sympathy helped reduce his sentence.

Robert Bales was a US Army sergeant found guilty of killing 16 Afghan civilians. He pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.

♫ One of these things is not like the others ♫
♫ Which one is different? ♫
♫ Do you know? ♫



 

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