WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier in Iraq, charged in May with leaking a video to Wikileaks of an attack that killed 12 people, faces additional charges, officials said Tuesday.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, 22, was formally charged Monday with unauthorized uploading of classified information to his computer and sharing it with unauthorized people, the Defense Department said. The leaking allegedly involved classified State and Defense Department files.
Manning was serving at Contingency Operating Station Hammer with the 10th Mountain Davison's 2nd Combat Brigade when he was arrested, officials said. The New York Times said he was an intelligence analyst.
Manning allegedly gave Wikileaks video of a helicopter attack that killed a reporter and cameraman for the Reuters news agency, the Times said. An edited version appeared in a documentary, "Collateral Murder."
Wired magazine reported Manning told Andrew Lamo, a former computer hacker he met online, about accessing classified information. Lamo reported him to military authorities.
"(U.S. Secretary of State) Hillary Clinton and several thousand diplomats around the world are going to have a heart attack when they wake up one morning, and find an entire repository of classified foreign policy is available, in searchable format, to the public," Manning told Lamo, the magazine reported.