Dawn Bormann, The Kansas City Star: "Manning was an intelligence specialist in Baghdad during 2009 and early 2010 when the military alleges that he downloaded classified documents. The information, which includes classified details of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, landed on the WikiLeaks website. Since then the information has been regarded both as politically embarrassing and a grave breach of military security. The news of Manning's transfer to Kansas comes after several international groups, including Amnesty International, stepped up criticism of Manning's treatment at the Marine jail."
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