July 31st, 2010
08:35 PM ET

Soldier in WikiLeaks scandal held in solitary confinement

The Army private charged with leaking an airstrike video and downloading documents remained in solitary confinement Saturday.

Military officials told CNN that Pfc. Bradley Manning is also the prime suspect in the latest leak of documents to the WikiLeaks website.

Manning arrived at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Quantico detention facility and was given a physical exam and medical screenings, according to Lt. Col. Rob Manning (not related) of the Military District of Washington.

While in custody the suspect is being observed in accordance with normal operating procedures, according to a military spokesman.

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  1. Stephen Rea'

    treason
    hange 'em high.

    July 31, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Stephen Real

    treason.
    hange 'em high.

    July 31, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Miguel Sanchez

    I say we extradite him to Peru and have him share a cell with Joran Van Der Sloot. They both come from the bottom of the gene pool.

    August 1, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. HumanObserver

    Good for him. A fellow American has risked aa to bring you information about the corporate bought tyrants running our country. But let's not focus on the information, let's bash him instead because we are scared to look. lol hero in my mind.

    August 1, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • TexVet

      You sir, are an idiot.

      August 1, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Thomas F.

    I was a member of the U.S. Army for 13 years. The military is very clear on matters of treason and espionage. This young, foolish soldier has put many american soldiers and allied soldiers in great danger with his actions. The penalty for treason, especially during a time of war is DEATH. This was pounding into us during training and ever soldier knows this well. Secrecy is absolutely necessary to maintain our forces security. Troop strengths, movements, etc. are closely guarded secrets, as they should be, during times of war. This young man is a traitor and deserves the ultimate punishment.

    August 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • TexVet

      I would support his execution for treason during time of war.

      August 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jackson

    We should have the right to know how our tax dollars are at work to murder other civilizations. As taxpayers, we are just as guilty of murder as the soldier that pushes the button. Why do we tell our youth that killing is the honorable thing to do to increase corporate profits. When will mankind learn that you can never win a war?

    August 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 7TH ANGEL

    THE SOLDIERS, SHOWED THE TRUTH, WHICH USA GOVERNMENT
    HIDES, BECAUSE THE NEW MEDIA ALREADY PUBLISHED, THAT THE AFGHANISTAN AND
    PAKISTAN UNDER COVER ISLAMIC SOLDIERS WAS WARNING THE OTHER SIDE, OF
    AMERICAN ENEMIES, WHAT AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND MILITARY WAS GOING TO DO SO
    THAT WHEN THEY COME THE ENEMY WILL ALREADY BE GONE. AMERICAN TRAINED,
    BEN LADEN WITH STINGERS, AND EXPLOSIVES, AND PILOT TRAINING AND THE
    THEY TRAINED ISLAMIC TERRORIST SO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IS RESPONSIBLE
    FOR 911 AND THEIR SOLDIERS BEING KILLED THEY ALL HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR
    HANDS, BECAUSE THEY TRAIN THEM TO TURN AND KILL AMERICANS BECAUSE
    RELIGION IDEALISM, CANNOT BE CHANGED, IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO, EVEN IF
    THEY KILL THEMSELVES, HOW CAN A PERSON TRAIN THEM TO CHANGE? AMERICAN
    JUDGMENT IS CORRUPTED, SEEM TO BE GONE MAD, BUSH, REAGAN GAVE MONEY TO
    RICH CUT THEIR TAXES THEY SAVED THE MONEY AND MADE NO JOBS, THE SAME
    THING NOW, GOVERNMENT SAID BIG BUSINESS HAVE EXTRA MONEY BUT THE WILL
    NOT USE IT FOR NEW INVESTMENTS, BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID THAT SOMETHING
    BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN AMERICAN BUT BIG BUSINESS DO HAVE EXTRA MONEY
    SAVED IN AMERICAN, AND OVERSEAS, BUT REPUBLICANS WANT TO CUT THEIR TAXES
    AND GIVE THEM MORE TAX BREAKS AND THEY WILL NOT USE EXTRA MONEY THEY
    ALREADY HAVE, BUT THEY HIDE THE REAL TRUTH AND DO WHAT TARES DOWN THE
    USA. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GAVE THEM ALL TAX MONEY BUT WILL NOT GIVE
    POOR AND NEEDY ANYTHING EVEN BLOCK JUSTICE IN VETERAN DISABILITY
    BENEFITS. ELIAKIM 7TH ANGEL VOICE

    August 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |