Bradley Manning was responsible for leaking more than half a million classified documents via the webisite WikiLeaks back in 2010. Manning was an Army intelligence analyst and in this film which was originally aired in 2011 FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith manages to gain exclusive access to those who were closest to to him in order to tell his story and why he decided to leak the documents he did.
The film also examines the role in which Julian Assange, owner of WikiLeaks played in publishing this classified material. We also learn of the struggles facing the U.S. government with regards to protecting it’s national security intelligence in a post 9/11 world.
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